2010 Montecillo Rioja Reserva
Region – Spain
Sub Region – Rioja
Vintage – 2010
Varietal Components – 95% Tempranillo, 3% Mazuelo, 2% Grenache
Pricing – $15.99
Alcohol Content – 13.5%
Sugar Content – 1.6 g/L
Bottle – The bottle is dark with a royal blue label with gold and white font.
Wine – This wine is clear with a deep ruby red color tone to it.
The nose immediately gets a blast of vanilla, bright dark berries, a bit of anise and spice.
It is a dry wine, medium plus to full bodied on the palate. Has a chalky like texture. High tannins.
Immediately blackberry hits the tongue followed by spice and an anise like flavor that really stands out.
This wine had a real vanilla like oak finish.
The Montecillo Rioja Reserva was a really nice hearty Spanish red that can be paired with a wide variety of food types. Not a very fruity wine, which fits my personal preference. Not overly complex, but has some not so obvious flavor components that make it interesting enough to keep drinking.
Food – Lamb, Poultry, Veal, Beef
Wine Ratings and Awards
Wine Spectator 90pts.
James Suckling – 92pts.
The Wine Advocate – 90pts.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Clean and shiny color. Intense cherry red with reddish edging. Notes of spices, vanilla and black fruits combined with nuances of licorice and mint. Good structure and elegant tannins with long aftertaste.
About Bodegas Montecillo – http://www.bodegasmontecillo.com/en/winery/