Montecillo Reserva is an extraordinarily well-crafted and authentic Rioja wine that combines sublime intensity and aromatic finesse with an opulent body. On the nose, this Reserva shows great balance, with very ripe fruit appearing at first, followed by hints of freshness and noble oak. Sweet, aniseed-like notes appear in the background, leaving an intense and long-lasting flavor that is elegant, lively, and very pleasant on the palate. Balanced acidity and well-polished tannins give a very smooth mouthfeel, with high-quality oak on the finish.
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast 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. Editor's Choice.