90WS, 90WA, WS Smart Buy - "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." - Wine Spectator, 90 points!
"The 2010 Reserva showed a red fruit profile denoting more freshness, consistent with the character of the year. It is pure Tempranillo matured in French and American oak barrels for no less than two years. The palate is ultra sleek and very polished with a silky texture and unnoticeable tannins. This is very fresh and accessible." - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, 90 points!
Wine Spectator Smart Buy!
Montecillo is the third oldest winery in La Rioja. Its hallmark is its commitment to excellence and the selection of the best grapes to produce wines which transcend the passing of time. Thus, Montecillo has become a byword for the region’s ‘grandes reservas’ and long-term cellared wines with historical vintages going back as far as 1926. Over 140 years after it was founded, Bodegas Montecillo maintains the same philosophy as ever:
At its facility, you will discover how right from the outset the winery was designed to make wines for long-term cellaring. Its design and capacity guarantee the optimum resting period for wines. It houses La Rioja’s largest manually-racked cellar where the wine reaches its maximum quality thanks to the power of time. You will be amazed to learn that Montecillo´s nearly 1.3 million bottles represent what is probably the world’s largest manual wine rack. The bottles are stacked on top of each other by hand, with no other support. They are not moved throughout the entire ageing process and are positioned so precisely and securely that you can walk over them.