Montebuena 2009, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$15.95 (211029)

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88 pts
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April 28, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very classic example of Rioja with style and integrity. Quite elegant with aromatic floral notes of violets as well...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Very good value in a vibrant, barely oaked young Rioja. It is youthful with fairly deep, ruby-purple colour. The...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An attractively priced and inviting version of Rioja all around, with little detectable wood, juicy fruit and firm...

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Community Reviews (8)

Marc Demers
Marc Demers

rich in flavour - thick taste - fruity undertones - excellent finish - ultimately a fine, inexpensive addition to my wine collection. Definately worth the buy and hold for 5 years to add to the experience.

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Brian Goldie
Brian Goldie

This easy-drinking tempranillo is a wonderful value. Spicy and breezy, nice blackberry fruit, tobacco leaf notes. Good balance, tannins need a wee bit of time.. let it sit for half an hour and it softens up nicely. Buy a case, and drink it now.

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Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks

Another example of why I love Spanish wines for value. Lots of lively-juicy-fruity-bang-for-your-buck here! Throw in an ever-so-slightly smoky black fruit quality and barely noticeable oak, and you've got fun, fresh juice with some character to boot. Couldn't ask for anything more at $12.95! Enjoyed May 2012

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Dark ruby with a purple hue in the glass. The nose was dominated by blackberry and cherry notes, then gave way to a bit of vanilla and spice. Soft tannins, bright acidity, and a medium length fruit-filled finish make this an excellent value crowd-friendly wine. It's not mindblowing, but it's definitely pleasant. Tasted May 2012.

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted May 2011.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 Montebuena composed of 100% Tempranillo is medium bodied, with yogurty and (needlessly to say) fruity notes of strawberry and bilberry. Tannins are refined (decant for 15 min) and the finish is medium. This Rioja has a more of a French character than what it should be. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL to NICE, 86 pts - though the price is right. Tasted Apr/11.

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