Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2008

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Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$18.95

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88 pts
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Critic Reviews (4)

Brad Royale
Brad Royale

A more classic style Rioja with notes all through of leather, soft cloth, cherries, matchbook, fish skin and rose hip...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a typical old school Rioja with maturity bringing leathery, earthy notes to the ripe black olive/prune fruit...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Some toasty chocolatey oak on the nose but pairs nicely with the graphite, blackberry and ripe black cherry aromas....

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

The Reserva 2008 is now open and ready to drink, the tannins are melted and the fruit begins to give way to tertiary...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Montecillo Reserva, aged in oak for at least 3 years, has light notes of yeasty/earthy cherry, dark chocolate and oak. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine; with forward acidity, refined tannins (decant for 30+ min) and a medium finish. It is a food friendly wine; drink now - 2016. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL, 87-88 pts. Tasted Jan/14.

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