Montecillo Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005 Wine Review

Montecillo Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005
D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain
Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 239277
SAQ Product #: 239277

Price: $30.95
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2012-2017
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Montecillo
Agent: PMA Canada Ltd.
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

Full-bodied with a tannic grip on the palate. Black fruit, smoke and toasty oak. Not fruit-forward, more dusty, earthy, smoky. Elegant and balanced with a long finish.

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This was reviewed November 9, 2013 by

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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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This full-bodied red wine is matured for a minimum of 2 years in French oak barrels. Source: Winery

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