52 Ratings
Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva

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Wine Description

(2001 Vintage) Color: A cherry-garnet color, deep, covered, clean and brilliant. Bouquet: Complex and elegant aromas of ripe fruit, dominated by scents typical of the Tempranillo grape, but with balsamic tones and...

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    very dark burgundy field berries, tannins, oaky slightly bitter aftertaste, mild flavour, late aftertaste, chokecherry taste smooth but tart aftertaste, some sediment

    almost 6 years
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    Good earthy aroma and flavors, but lacks roundedness and is a bit one dimensional.

    over 5 years
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    5/4/10 with tapas. Ripe blackberries and touch of vanilla.

    over 7 years
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    hernan's diner contribution

    about 7 years
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    gift from jeremy

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1998 Vintage) Deep red. Powerful yet suave aromas of cherry preserves, molasses, roasted coffee and spicy oak. Lush and broad, with a deep cherry flavor complicated by musky underbrush and white pepper. Tannins are barely felt on the long, spicy finish, which shows a hint of spicecake. Delicious and ready to drink.
  • 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
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-01
  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/01