Sunday, December 25, 2011

2001 Montecillo Gran Reserva Rioja

This wine has a lovely aroma, reminiscent of an old basement. It's filled with red fruit and spices. We found very deep mature flavors in this Rioja, displaying earthy basement notes along with currants, spice, and everything nice!

Very complex wine, especially at this price point. It had a dry, long finish. Medium to full in body and very good balance overall. We've been drinking this wine over the past few years and feel it's coming up on its peak maturity. If you can find this vintage, please do--it rates better than some others. Top Pick for sure!

Body: Medium to Full
Approx. Cost: $22
Food Pairing: Braised Beef Short Ribs


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