Rioja Reserva 2009 Bodegas Montecillo
Item Number: 20 60 122 09
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 Advocate scored it 90 points saying "The 2009 Reserva showed quite minty and balsamic with notes of camphor and star anise. The palate is quite compact showing good weight of fruit and polished tannins with some kick and good acidity. A Reserva at this price and quality is quite a bargain." We couldn't agree more!