Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva 2001, Doca

Rioja Rioja
Spain

$31.95 (239277)

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January 31, 2009

Critic Reviews (2)

Anne Martin
Anne Martin

A beauty - excellent, classic style Rioja. Seductive, perfumed nose with hints of cedar, smoke and evolved red...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is for fans of the traditional, old school style of Rioja. There is a ton of coconut, melted butter and dried...

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Community Reviews (3)

Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

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Fantastic Rioja. Had this with a mixed paella and it was just perfect. Dense dark berries, great oak, a nice smoky/leathery tang, good acidity and smooth tannins with some bite left. A great food wine. Will buy more to cellar for a few years.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Personally, I don't find a huge difference from the Reserva (on a good vintage year). I love the classic Rioja qualities of Montecillo...Spiced cherries, barn yard, herbs, cedar and smoke.

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