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Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza
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Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2000 Vintage) Red garnet color, clean and brilliant. Mature fruit aromas interwoven with subtle nuances of vanilla and coconut. Ample and pleasant. Well-balanced with clear notes of fruit and subtle oak.Ideal with dishes such as seared lamb chops, roast beef, smoked sausages, grilled salmon, stews and even barbecue.

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    Medium ruby red colour; raspberry, sweet cherry, violet, lavander and cassis fruit aromas with hints of vanilla and oak; dry, medium-full bodied, good acidity with ripe plum, cherry, cedar and leather notes on the palate; long, smooth finish. Serving Suggestion Rabbit stew, rack of lamb, sausage, stews, pork roasts or paellaServing Suggestion Rabbit stew, rack of lamb, sausage, stews, pork roasts or paella

    almost 4 years
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    Very berry. I smell/taste a touch of leather, Brian thinks tobacco. Quick finish that's all berry. Corked for another night. Similar taste next night. Finish has some spice. This is one of our favorites.

    over 4 years
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    Very berry. I smell/taste a touch of leather, Brian thinks tobacco. Quick finish that's all berry. Corked for another night. Similar taste next night. Finish has some spice. This is one of our favorites.

    over 4 years
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    Very berry. I smell/taste a touch of leather, Brian thinks tobacco. Quick finish that's all berry. Corked for another night. Similar taste next night. Finish has some spice. This is one of our favorites.

    over 4 years
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    Very berry. I smell/taste a touch of leather, Brian thinks tobacco. Quick finish that's all berry. Corked for another night. Similar taste next night. Finish has some spice. This is one of our favorites.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/02
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 136 on Aug-01
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/01