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Montecillo Gran Riserva 2001

Member Review by flammifera:

It fortified us for scrambling up shingles, and it tasted elegant enough to savor on top of the cafeteria roof.

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Region: Spain » Rioja

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  • 2001

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Color: Red
Varietal: tempranillo
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Snooth User: flammifera
28386166
4.00 5
08/19/2007

It fortified us for scrambling up shingles, and it tasted elegant enough to savor on top of the cafeteria roof.


Snooth User: coryhwhite357
135358180
4.00 5
02/15/2009

This wine is a medium-full bodied wine, but packs a bite. It comes across a little sour after a few seconds, but makes for a very interesting flavor and finish. Paired very well with beef filets and asparagus from the grill. Great mouth feel without the 'film' of some European wines.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
5.00 5
03/03/2008

this wine is perfect. food, sitting around sipping. great fruity nose, nice balance of blackberries and oak. great silky mouthfeel. under $20.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
04/03/2009

Nicely aged but with a solid core of dark red fruit. Very elegant.


Snooth User: gr
63391,072
4.50 5
09/09/2007

Spicy and zesty. Maybe a bit heavy for tempranillo, but it travels well (out of the bottle, wandering around) and drinks like a lighter-side chianti, which pleases me.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
05/21/2008

Deep plummy ruby in color. Aromas of violets and flowers, with a complex mid-palate of spice, red and blue fruits, and bakers chocolate. Nicely balanced finish.


Snooth User: anasararojas
65583422
4.00 5
11/28/2010

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Montecillo Gran Riserva

External Review
09/15/2009

If you like a traditionally styled Rioja then this will be highly appealing. Aromas of dill, tobacco and dried fruits are enticing, while the palate veers toward subtle fruits, more tobacco and finely intertwined acidity. This is a wonderful wine from an excellent vintage, thus there's absolutely no reason why it shouldn't age gracefully for another decade.



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