Bodegas Montecillo

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo

8.7341 ratings
8.610 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
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Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.6

Given I paid less than $1 for each year of age quite pleased. A fine, aged Rioja.

Given I paid less than $1 for each year of age quite pleased. A fine, aged Rioja.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2014
Kristie Tacey

Cinnamon, dusty, cherry, lovely earth aroma with sandalwood. Med tannins. Aged in neutral French oak.

Cinnamon, dusty, cherry, lovely earth aroma with sandalwood. Med tannins. Aged in neutral French oak.

1 person found it helpfulOct 7th, 2015
Sofia Horvath

Smells sort if smokey. Tastes really young. Acidic.

Smells sort if smokey. Tastes really young. Acidic.

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.5

Better than the current 2007 Reserva if you ask me, though more rustic and muddled, with solid black cherry fruit and leather. Despite the indiscriminate grape selection of the crianza, the French oak makes it a serviceable bottle.

Better than the current 2007 Reserva if you ask me, though more rustic and muddled, with solid black cherry fruit and leather. Despite the indiscriminate grape selection of the crianza, the French oak makes it a serviceable bottle.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2013
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.1

Drink now

Drink now

Jan 17th, 2014
Pat Carroll

A little overbearing, needs decanted, plenty of brighter acidic fruit but good body and almost sweet.

A little overbearing, needs decanted, plenty of brighter acidic fruit but good body and almost sweet.

Sep 4th, 2018
Josh Center

Predominant TART cherry pie with a bit of dark fruit and a hint of mineral. Fun, but not something I’d drink all night.

Predominant TART cherry pie with a bit of dark fruit and a hint of mineral. Fun, but not something I’d drink all night.

Sep 1st, 2018
Shan Sow

Crisp, fruity and acidic.

Crisp, fruity and acidic.

Jul 6th, 2018
Michael Weeks

Medium body, a little spicy

Medium body, a little spicy

May 4th, 2018
Matthew Youngs

Nice oaky nose, with almost a little meat, bread and cheese action going on. Those are probably technically "off" flavors, but screw it; I kinda like em. After all, what goes better with an inexpensive Rioja Tempranillo than a meat and cheese sandwich?

Nice oaky nose, with almost a little meat, bread and cheese action going on. Those are probably technically "off" flavors, but screw it; I kinda like em. After all, what goes better with an inexpensive Rioja Tempranillo than a meat and cheese sandwich?

Apr 15th, 2018