Community Review

Montecillo Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005

Montecillo Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005
D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain

Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 2
Price: $30.95
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2012-2017
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Montecillo

Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The 2005 Montecillo Gran Reserva has captivating bouquet full of dried cherry, wood, light vanilla, allspice and subtle dried mushroom notes. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated to aged wine; with good acidity, refined tannins (decant for 1+ hours – more than 2 hr is even better) and a long, clean, vanilla/woody finish. Drink with food or sip on its own; drink now – 2020? My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts – a classic, well made Rioja that is slightly too $$, but recommended for its quality. Tasted Nov/13.

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