Bodegas Montecillo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.9218 ratings
8.721 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.6

This is a really beautiful food wine and drinking wine. Spicy, earthy, rich in fruit, and beautifully balanced. This wine has great aging potential. It can be drunk now in 2013 or for the next 10 years easily. Lovely.

This is a really beautiful food wine and drinking wine. Spicy, earthy, rich in fruit, and beautifully balanced. This wine has great aging potential. It can be drunk now in 2013 or for the next 10 years easily. Lovely.

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2013
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby Red. Aromas of red fruit, spice and earthy notes. Ripe Berry and Cherry fruits with pepper spice. Firm tannins that opened quickly. Ending had good length, well balanced, about at its peak.

Deep Ruby Red. Aromas of red fruit, spice and earthy notes. Ripe Berry and Cherry fruits with pepper spice. Firm tannins that opened quickly. Ending had good length, well balanced, about at its peak.

Feb 20th, 2016
Martin Bergo

Rioja from neighbor with house in S Spain. Elegant and well made but no show stopper.

Rioja from neighbor with house in S Spain. Elegant and well made but no show stopper.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.5

Savory and delicate. Enjoyable today. Fruit fades with extended air time.

Savory and delicate. Enjoyable today. Fruit fades with extended air time.

Mar 22nd, 2015
Max Gottesfeld

Tobacco, dried herbs, and leather. There is still some cherries and black fruits. Good

Tobacco, dried herbs, and leather. There is still some cherries and black fruits. Good

Feb 26th, 2015
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Needs time

Needs time

Dec 8th, 2014
Paul Masson

A youthful 05, very concentrated with fruit, tannin, and sweet oak. Nice graphite note. Pairs well with a 14 month Manchego

A youthful 05, very concentrated with fruit, tannin, and sweet oak. Nice graphite note. Pairs well with a 14 month Manchego

Jul 19th, 2014
Sofia Horvath

I thought the reserva would be better. It is, but still not great.

I thought the reserva would be better. It is, but still not great.

Apr 3rd, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

Cinnamon/ruby color. Succulent dark cherry fruit with a savory finish. Unsmoked tobacco, leather and licorice on the nose. Medium bodied with fine tannins. Pairs well with crusty bread smeared with romesco sauce.

Cinnamon/ruby color. Succulent dark cherry fruit with a savory finish. Unsmoked tobacco, leather and licorice on the nose. Medium bodied with fine tannins. Pairs well with crusty bread smeared with romesco sauce.

Jan 2nd, 2014
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

7.2

Utterly boring... Where's the fruit? Where's the structure? Unripe acidity - check...

Utterly boring... Where's the fruit? Where's the structure? Unripe acidity - check...

Sep 12th, 2013