Bodegas Montecillo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.948 ratings
8.54 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

It’s been 2 years since I have tried this wine, still great as ‘05 was a great vintage. In 1874, Bodegas Montecillo was founded by Celestino Navajas. Deep Ruby, Aromas of red fruit, spice and earthy notes. Ripe Berry and Cherry with cacao and pepper spice. Soft tannins, lingering, good balanced, drinking great now. Good value.

It’s been 2 years since I have tried this wine, still great as ‘05 was a great vintage. In 1874, Bodegas Montecillo was founded by Celestino Navajas. Deep Ruby, Aromas of red fruit, spice and earthy notes. Ripe Berry and Cherry with cacao and pepper spice. Soft tannins, lingering, good balanced, drinking great now. Good value.

May 11th, 2018
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Needs time

Needs time

Dec 8th, 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
Bitterman The Pirate

Leather, spice, and earth notes in the aroma. Heavy oak flavor with undercurrents of dried fig and cranberry. Very nice.

Leather, spice, and earth notes in the aroma. Heavy oak flavor with undercurrents of dried fig and cranberry. Very nice.

Mar 19th, 2016
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
James Gourley

The fruit on this wine has faded with time, leaving behind hints of dried black currant. On the palate, decaying wood with the black fruit lurking in the background, and a dusty tannin finish.

The fruit on this wine has faded with time, leaving behind hints of dried black currant. On the palate, decaying wood with the black fruit lurking in the background, and a dusty tannin finish.

Dec 5th, 2015
Çağdaş Kurtoğlu

A decade old Gran Reserva. Not a fan of the grape but still a fine example of its kind. Black fruits on the palate, notes of strawberry and earl grey on the nose. Short but smooth.

A decade old Gran Reserva. Not a fan of the grape but still a fine example of its kind. Black fruits on the palate, notes of strawberry and earl grey on the nose. Short but smooth.

Jun 13th, 2015
Robert S.

Let it breathe. A very good rioja.

Let it breathe. A very good rioja.

May 17th, 2015
Tunç Bayrak

@Koray Ozkan cheers to you

@Koray Ozkan cheers to you

Feb 7th, 2015