Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.336 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, 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
Austin Hohnke

Mmm. ‘98 showing up in a big way. Finesse and power wrapped together in a beautiful package. Spiced red fruit clad in vanilla bean, lengthy acidity, and subtle earth. Everything in its place. Get at this.

Mmm. ‘98 showing up in a big way. Finesse and power wrapped together in a beautiful package. Spiced red fruit clad in vanilla bean, lengthy acidity, and subtle earth. Everything in its place. Get at this.

Feb 15th, 2019
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.0

This definitely took some time to open up a bit. Surprising bright garnet color, leather and earthiness dominated the black cherry and dried,dark fruits. Notes of iron, pencil shavings, and a medium finish with noticeable tannins. Still enough acid to pair well with prime grilled ribeye.

This definitely took some time to open up a bit. Surprising bright garnet color, leather and earthiness dominated the black cherry and dried,dark fruits. Notes of iron, pencil shavings, and a medium finish with noticeable tannins. Still enough acid to pair well with prime grilled ribeye.

Apr 3rd, 2016
Steve Graf

Everything in its right place

Everything in its right place

Nov 12th, 2014
Anjoleena Griffin-Holst

Wine Director Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

10

Yum, yum, yum

Yum, yum, yum

Sep 29th, 2014
Andrew Nelson

Old skool

Old skool

Jun 8th, 2014
Peter J.

4000

4000

Mar 13th, 2014
Josh Morgenthau

Beautiful. This old wine is a treat, with a musty and gamey nose of balsamic fruit, lilac, tamari and earth. Old school rioja.

Beautiful. This old wine is a treat, with a musty and gamey nose of balsamic fruit, lilac, tamari and earth. Old school rioja.

Feb 18th, 2020
Dave Sun

Grace and austerity at the same time. Seems like such a contradiction, but wow.

Grace and austerity at the same time. Seems like such a contradiction, but wow.

Mar 17th, 2019
Tony Simonetta

Wonderful aged Temp. Earth, med body, Med tannins , med finish

Wonderful aged Temp. Earth, med body, Med tannins , med finish

Dec 22nd, 2017
Artem Lebedev

Excellent old-style Rioja

Excellent old-style Rioja

Sep 30th, 2016