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Montecillo Rioja Reserva Tempranillo 2012

Montecillo Rioja Reserva Tempranillo 2012

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10-Year-Old Rioja Reserva is just a click away.

That is if we don’t drink it all ourselves first!

Bodegas Montecillo is no stranger to this game. They’ve been making wines since 1874, and happen to be the third oldest winery in Rioja. Over 135 years of success go into every bottling, and like any great Reserva, that extra time in the bottle does wonders.

Rioja is one of those wines that you’re already smitten with, you’ll jump on this offer before we get to the next sentence. But if you’re new to Rioja, let us say right now that pound-for-pound, we’re not sure there’s a better value for red brilliance anywhere on the globe. Renowned for her exceptional wines, winemaker Mercedes Garcia is no stranger to excellence, and every year, her wines garner accolades from critics everywhere

Combining sublime intensity and aromatic expressiveness, this is classic Reserva done right that oozes sophisticated opulence with every sip. Balance is the start of the show, as ripe red fruits, blackberries and cassis meld with hints of sweet oak, herbs, fennel pollen and warm earth showcase an unbridled intensity that still has power and depth a decade into its life. Very pleasant on the palate, the polished tannins round out an expressive mouthfeel, kissed by a luscious finish of oak that is the hallmark of many wines from this region.  

A perfect wine for any occasion, there’s nothing quite like aged Rioja when the mood strikes. And for us, the mood strikes all the time! 91 points ain’t nothing to sneeze at either, especially given we’re talking about a $13 bottle of liquid love that’ll show off against bottles four times its price tag. Fabulous vintage and a stalwart producer… what more can you ask for?



Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Editors' Choice. 91 points 

"Familiar Rioja aromas of creamy oak, wood smoke, leather and earthy berry fruits are encouraging and lead to a solid palate with forgiving intensity. Blackberry, cassis and vanilla aromas are lasting on a finish that's reaching maturity. Drink through 2023."