Bodegas Montecillo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.816 ratings
8.83 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
Chris B.

Subtle with dill, savory with leather, sour with cherries and sweet with chocolate sauce (too much new oak maybe?) As others noted, really good food wine.

Subtle with dill, savory with leather, sour with cherries and sweet with chocolate sauce (too much new oak maybe?) As others noted, really good food wine.

Jun 10th, 2020
Marcus Pollack

Black cherry, maybe a little cola. Some cedar and perhaps lilac. Fairly lean and acidic with moderate tannins.

Black cherry, maybe a little cola. Some cedar and perhaps lilac. Fairly lean and acidic with moderate tannins.

Jun 2nd, 2019
Chris Plance

This bottle is only empty because I’ve poured it into the drain. Basic Rioja. There is nothing Gran or Grand about this. It’s not terrible, it’s just Crianza complexity in a gran reserva.

This bottle is only empty because I’ve poured it into the drain. Basic Rioja. There is nothing Gran or Grand about this. It’s not terrible, it’s just Crianza complexity in a gran reserva.

Feb 20th, 2018
Brett Fromme

Nice value priced Rioja, although I think the Robert Parker Wine Advocate rating is a bit high. Very spicy when first opened. After breathing for an hour mellows out to a robust Tempranillo with a bit of barrel infused licorice undertones. I really prefer the Grenache's coming out of Spain right now. A bit harder to find at my local shops because the restaurants are snapping them up!

Nice value priced Rioja, although I think the Robert Parker Wine Advocate rating is a bit high. Very spicy when first opened. After breathing for an hour mellows out to a robust Tempranillo with a bit of barrel infused licorice undertones. I really prefer the Grenache's coming out of Spain right now. A bit harder to find at my local shops because the restaurants are snapping them up!

Aug 3rd, 2016
John Berghoff

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

Nov 7th, 2019
Nick Davis

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Nick had this 2 years ago

Aug 15th, 2019
David Dadekian

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Oct 2nd, 2018
Laura Vaughn Arellano

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Dec 15th, 2019
Simon Nordlund

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Nov 17th, 2018
Alexander Lastovich

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Sep 22nd, 2018