Red

1994 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva

Tempranillo

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • Harley1199 wrote:

    February 23, 2017 - Rioja Montecillo in Magum Tasting (Bodega Santa Cecilia - Madrid): Tempranillo and carignan with French oak at 80%.
    Initially it smells like vomit. With air some notes muffled of acid tomato and glue. Wooden wardrobe of grandma's house.
    On the palate shows a certain itch like rotten blue cheese thenbefore acidity. It was the winery's favorite vintage. Can't believe it.

    Tempranillo con mazuelo en roble francés en un 80%.
    Inicialmente huele a vómito. Con aire unas notas apagadas a tomate ácido y a pegamento. Madera de armario de la casa de la abuela.
    Al paladar se nota un cierto picor como de queso azul podrido antes que la acidez. Fue la añada preferida de la enóloga de la bodega.

  • BurwoodGeo Likes this wine: (88 points)

    December 30, 2015 - Really enjoyed this wine. Somewhat surprised it held up so well. Nice fruit, good tannins. I don't think it will last until 2020.

  • 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.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2001, IWC 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 218 (52%)
  • Consumed 203 (48%)

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