Bodegas Montecillo

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.625 ratings
-no 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
Marcus Caple

Yummy Rioja. Aged and fruity, good balance.

Yummy Rioja. Aged and fruity, good balance.

May 6th, 2017
Ming L
8.4

Fresh and smooth, lovely acidity. A bit too oaky for me. Taste much better on the second day. Great value.

Fresh and smooth, lovely acidity. A bit too oaky for me. Taste much better on the second day. Great value.

Mar 9th, 2017
RJ JANSSENS

Had the 2008 Gran Reserva. Light and spicy, went well with many different foods.

Had the 2008 Gran Reserva. Light and spicy, went well with many different foods.

Aug 11th, 2016
Erik Jemsby

Tasty, easily quaffable.

Tasty, easily quaffable.

Apr 16th, 2016
Juha Loponen

Tammea, vaniljaa, mausteisuutta ja tummia marjoja.

Tammea, vaniljaa, mausteisuutta ja tummia marjoja.

Feb 14th, 2016
Matthew Youngs

Actually a little bright and fruity for me. Somewhat sharper than my tastes have been running.

Update: Let it sit around a bit; flavors deepen with considerable exposure. Had it under VacuVin for a few days and the sharp fruity edges melted away. More plummy, raisin-y flavors now shine through. Bumping from a "not for me" 7.3 to a respectable 8.0.

Actually a little bright and fruity for me. Somewhat sharper than my tastes have been running.

Update: Let it sit around a bit; flavors deepen with considerable exposure. Had it under VacuVin for a few days and the sharp fruity edges melted away. More plummy, raisin-y flavors now shine through. Bumping from a "not for me" 7.3 to a respectable 8.0.

Dec 25th, 2015
Bill Cole

A sound wine with modest bottle bouquet and light red color. At $17 a fair value for fans of more delicate styled wines.

A sound wine with modest bottle bouquet and light red color. At $17 a fair value for fans of more delicate styled wines.

Jul 26th, 2015
Daniel Soto

Daniel had this 2 years ago

Daniel had this 2 years ago

Oct 19th, 2018
Christine Delgado

Christine had this 2 years ago

Christine had this 2 years ago

Jul 6th, 2018
John Austin

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

May 17th, 2018