Josh Farrell, Wine Director at WineExpress.com, tastes Montecillo Reserva 2010

Josh Farrell, Wine Director at WineExpress.com, tastes Montecillo Reserva 2010

“This is a wine that always seems to over-deliver,” says Josh about the Rioja Reserva, rated 90 points in Wine Spectator. The review is ‘on the nose’ – both literally and figuratively 🙂

Here are a few more comments to appreciate:

“They really understand the terroir…this shows off the character of the Rioja”

“You pop the cork, it’s ready to drink – you don’t have to put it in your cellar for another 2 years, 5 years to really see what it’s got. They’ve done all that for you.”

“The tannins are so nice and soft, silky even. As soon as it hits your palate… it’s rich, yet supple”

And below is the excerpt that appears on the WineExpress website:

Founded in 1874 in La Rioja Alta, in the region of Fuenmayor, Bodegas Montecillo is the third oldest winery in Rioja. Its quality has lasted over 135 successful years in wine production. This Reserva is carefully fermented over 20 days at controlled temperature. The wine then aged for 18 months in American oak barrels followed by 12 months of bottle age to allow the tannins to soften and the flavors to gel. The Wine Spectator scored it 90 points saying “Smoke, tar and light game notes give a savory accent to this focused red, whose black cherry, toast and mineral flavors are supported by firm tannins and juicy acidity. A lingering finish shows floral and spice edges. Drink now through 2022.”

Finally, in case you haven’t seen it, be sure to visit Montecillo’s new website! Scroll down the homepage to learn about their wine-making technique, and what may be the world’s largest manually racked cellar.
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