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Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Reserva 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Rather woody on the nose but nice autumnal as well with notes of dried leaves and flowers as well as muddy earth flirting under the oak. There’s nice fruit here as well, cherried and lightly musky with hints of leather and medicinal spice. This is moderately rich but super well polished and elegant with a wonderfully purity to the fruit. The wood is coasting under the surface adding a bit of spice and a solid foundation to the black cherry fruit that is gently dappled with licorice, leather and vaguely medicinal notes. The tannins pop through a touch on the backend before reintegrating with the soft, luscious fruit on the vanilla topped finish. This could be a touch more complex but epitomizes Rioja Reserva to me. Will age well over the short term, but due to its modest acidity it’s drinking well already. 92pts

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Bodegas Riojanas:
Bodegas Riojanas, S.A. was founded in 1890 by several of Cenicero’s old familias who possessed a long-standing wine-making tradition and a large number of vineyards in the township. The propietors have been winegrowers, producers and exporters from the beginning, own the best vineyards in the region.

Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Reserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,325
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/09/2011

Rather woody on the nose but nice autumnal as well with notes of dried leaves and flowers as well as muddy earth flirting under the oak. There’s nice fruit here as well, cherried and lightly musky with hints of leather and medicinal spice. This is moderately rich but super well polished and elegant with a wonderfully purity to the fruit. The wood is coasting under the surface adding a bit of spice and a solid foundation to the black cherry fruit that is gently dappled with licorice, leather and vaguely medicinal notes. The tannins pop through a touch on the backend before reintegrating with the soft, luscious fruit on the vanilla topped finish. This could be a touch more complex but epitomizes Rioja Reserva to me. Will age well over the short term, but due to its modest acidity it’s drinking well already. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,325
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/19/2013

Toasty and frankly woody on the nose, this reveals a lovely vanilla flavored candied cherry note with air and gains sweetness as it sits in the glass. A bit tough on entry with some raw tannins to sort out, there is a nice core of fruit here, red fruits and savory with a rustic edge that I find appealing. This is pretty structured with the acid becoming obvious on the palate and lending a cranberry tone to the moderately long finish which ends with some woody tannins and fine coconutty nuance. A tight and tough little wine but one that should blossom with several more years in the bottle. 90pts


Member Reviews for Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Reserva

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 03/31/2012

Very oaky, with dark chocolate notes thrown in. Fruity with hints of heat, tannins, and spice. A bit strong for my tastes, but very good


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/09/2011

Dark chocolatiness on the the aroma with almonds and dark cherry fruit. Ripe fruit tannins on the mouth, very soft and interesting. The finish is mouthwatering. Fairly easy to drink.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/09/2011

dark, rustic aromas, old world classic style, nicely balanced of acid, fruit, and tannins with a little heat on the end. crushed cranberries, dried red fruit, lovely expression of reserva rioja


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/09/2011

Wet and oaky on the nose. Full and strong but relaxed flavor, very tasty. After taste like a soft and delicious medicinal cherry cough syrup.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,325
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 12/19/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: blb3
3184123
5.00 5
Vintage: 1996 09/21/2007

Five glasses



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