Bodegas Montecillo

Rioja Tempranillo

8.624 ratings
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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
Vasanth Balakrishnan

#rioja - This is how reasonably-priced Rioja should present after 8 years bottle age. Dark bramble fruit and black cherry aromas underlain with forest floor, mushrooms and leather. Palate has juicy acidity, oak is nicely integrated, coffee, tobacco notes towards the finish and polished tannins end-palate. It paired wonderfully with mushroom and blue-cheese pizza.
***Update - faded rapidly just a day or two later, raisiny/Madeira notes stored even in wine fridge. This Dorian Gray wine must have seen it’s faded self portrait picture.

#rioja - This is how reasonably-priced Rioja should present after 8 years bottle age. Dark bramble fruit and black cherry aromas underlain with forest floor, mushrooms and leather. Palate has juicy acidity, oak is nicely integrated, coffee, tobacco notes towards the finish and polished tannins end-palate. It paired wonderfully with mushroom and blue-cheese pizza.
***Update - faded rapidly just a day or two later, raisiny/Madeira notes stored even in wine fridge. This Dorian Gray wine must have seen it’s faded self portrait picture.

Dec 14th, 2021
Lowell Su

Has an almost whiskey flask flavor, definitely can taste the barrel the wine was matured in.

Has an almost whiskey flask flavor, definitely can taste the barrel the wine was matured in.

Jun 6th, 2021
Brian collie

Nice - recommended by Sara LCBO Gordon & Wellington

Nice - recommended by Sara LCBO Gordon & Wellington

Feb 14th, 2021
Doug Edwards

Light and refreshing.

Light and refreshing.

Jan 4th, 2021
Roman Rusavsky

Perfect for my simple taste.

Perfect for my simple taste.

Aug 11th, 2018
Josh Rychlik

Bitter finish

Bitter finish

Apr 6th, 2018
Les Reynolds

Reynolds’s Birthday’s

Reynolds’s Birthday’s

Jan 26th, 2018
Jonas Thor Jonasson

Balanced, great value.

Balanced, great value.

Aug 7th, 2016
Stephanie Smith

Stephanie had this 25 days ago

Stephanie had this 25 days ago

Jul 22nd, 2022
Michael Aslanides

Michael had this 2 years ago

Michael had this 2 years ago

Jan 7th, 2021