Montecillo Gran Reserva 2005, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$30.95 (239277)

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88 pts
6
November 09, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

You can be sure that this storied property will stay true to its roots by relaying the land into its Tempranillo....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An elegant and lifted, traditional style Rioja, complete with abundant toasted coconut-American oak influence,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This ageing Rioja is nicely smooth and almost satiny with ripe dried blackberry/cherry fruit, encased in chocolate,...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Slightly chocolaty, woody component well proportioned, ample flavors but lacking concentration, printing dilution....

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

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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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Lovely nose, but the taste falls short.

Positives: This wine features sandalwood, dried cherries, portobello mushrooms, sage & oregano. Medium light body with low tannins, average acidity and length.

Negatives: Taste is on the watery side..

Drink now on its own or pair it with grilled lamb chops.

Tasted: 29 Nov 2013

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8.5/10 Total: 17/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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