Red

1994 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva

Tempranillo

  • Spain
  • > La Rioja
  • > Rioja
Drink between 2001 - 2009
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • Bakeman Does not like this wine: (75 points)

    October 26, 2014 - Poured Out. Way past prime. Might have spoiled, but no signs of problems. This does not age.

  • Spl232 Does not like this wine: (82 points)

    December 31, 2013 - over the hill. heavy bricking and flat/stewed fruit on the palate. drinkable but not interesting.

  • Bakeman Does not like this wine: (75 points)

    November 27, 2013 - This was a highly touted wine, that fell completely short. Most likely my fault for not drinking it in a timely fashion. Did not stand up well to cellaring for as long as I had laid it down. Ended up pouring most of it down the drain. Disappointing.

  • shirazity wrote: (87 points)

    May 13, 2013 - Amazingly still good for a bottle this age and modest quality. Gamy and meaty with some fruit left. Tannins all but gone but not austere or lean. Very surprising and enjoyed it greatly.

  • zovizule wrote:

    August 26, 2012 - Last bottle. Still beautiful - opened about 2 hours ahead, no decant. Started to fade after about hour 4.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2001, Issue #99 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/8/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva) Group's #3 (my #5) – 37 pts.; 1, 1, 2, 0 - bricking medium dark red violet color; redolent, tobacco, cigar box, dried berry nose; mature, tobacco, spice, tart currant palate with firm, sweet tannins; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Montecillo
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation Gran Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Code 022851204017

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 195 (52%)
  • Consumed 177 (48%)

Food Pairing

Lam, Storfe, Storvilt

Who Likes This Wine

25% Like It  4 votes