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Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva

Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) The very limited production of this wine begins with the careful selection of the best grapes from years in which the harvest is considered to be exceptional. After a lengthy maturation period in oak barrels, and a further prolonged ageing and refining process in the bottle, the resulting wine is a brilliant and intense ruby red with brick-red highlights, polished and elegant, and showing all the personality of a great Rioja wine.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 81.2/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/01
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/03
  • Wine Spectator
    (1985 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/99