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Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva 1998

Member Review by dynowine:

This wine may have passed its prime, seemed a bit weak and watery in the mouth. Nose was interesting with mild nutmeg, bay leaf, and almost an orange liqueur aroma. Color was light red bordering on orange. In the mouth, dry, weak and watery on the attack, remarkably light acid and tannins relative to expected, light to medium body on the palate, flavors of slightly underripe blackberry and mild orange. Finishes with similar taste. Did not decant but saw little change over much swirling and 20 minutes. Will update this if vacu-cork in the fridge reveals something better after 24 hours.

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Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
2.50 5
03/23/2010

This wine may have passed its prime, seemed a bit weak and watery in the mouth. Nose was interesting with mild nutmeg, bay leaf, and almost an orange liqueur aroma. Color was light red bordering on orange. In the mouth, dry, weak and watery on the attack, remarkably light acid and tannins relative to expected, light to medium body on the palate, flavors of slightly underripe blackberry and mild orange. Finishes with similar taste. Did not decant but saw little change over much swirling and 20 minutes. Will update this if vacu-cork in the fridge reveals something better after 24 hours.


Snooth User: gr
63391,072
4.00 5
06/08/2007

Plenty of body, a lot of flavors, and a bit of fruit, without being too sweet. It may not be perfect for Rioja addicts, but it pleased this chianti addict, and it's better than its price tag.


Snooth User: ylyada
38396127
3.00 5
09/09/2009

Three glasses




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