Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva 2003
I tasted one bottle and ran back for 6 more before they were all gone. Montecillo is one of my favorite Spanish Wine Producers. In my opinion this aged bottle of loveliness is what a Temparnillo should taste like. The color is a dark purple, like an opaque, romantic midnight dance. This dry medium body wine has silky tannins, The aging has greatly subdued the alcohol taste for a perfect balance of what every wine should be. I tasted a field of ripe blueberries, My date described it as spicy dark fruit. The finish coated my tongue for more then a half hour. It lingered like memories of your first love. I came home to look at my tongue thinking it would be purple, due to the long finish, it was not. This is my type of wine. I am certain it will be loved with anyone I share it with.
Three and a half glasses