Montecillo Rioja Crianza 2016 / 750 ml.

Item#: 65708

WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2019
Fresh berry and red plum aromas are lifted by complementary notes of oak grain and vanilla. This value-priced crianza from a very good year feels flush but primed by punchy acidity. Red plum, berry and a hint of wood spice make for a classic Rioja flavor profile, while this remains tasty and fresh on the finish.
JS8888 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
There’s a plush, ripe core of vibrant red fruit and tannins on offer here. The palate is mid-weight and elegant. Drink now.

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Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo, Garnacha

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WE90 90 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (12/1/2019)

Fresh berry and red plum aromas are lifted by complementary notes of oak grain and vanilla. This value-priced crianza from a very good year feels flush but primed by punchy acidity. Red plum, berry and a hint of wood spice make for a classic Rioja flavor profile, while this remains tasty and fresh on the finish.

JS88 88 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Friday, July 26, 2019)

There’s a plush, ripe core of vibrant red fruit and tannins on offer here. The palate is mid-weight and elegant. Drink now.

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Appellation / Rioja

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One of Spain's most famous wine regions, Rioja lies in north central Spain near the border with France along the Rio Oja River. In fact, many French winemakers moved to this mountainous region from Bordeaux in the 19th century to escape the blight of Phylloxera, which was prevalent at that time. Red wines are typically blends, most commonly using Tempranillo and Grenache (Garnacha) grapes. White wines here are made from Viura grapes.

Region / Rioja

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One of Spain's most famous wine regions, Rioja lies in north central Spain near the border with France along the Rio Oja River. In fact, many French winemakers moved to this mountainous region from Bordeaux in the 19th century to escape the blight of Phylloxera, which was prevalent at that time. Red wines are typically blends, most commonly using Tempranillo and Grenache (Garnacha) grapes. White wines here are made from Viura grapes.

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The picturesque countryside of Spain is littered with vineyards large and small, and offers up some of the best value available on the wine market today. You can consistently fine critically-acclaimed Spanish wines selling for less than their counterparts from other wine-producing countries. The Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions are most famous, and there's nowhere else in the world where you'll find as many world-class Tempranillos.

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SKU 65708
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Montecillo Rioja Crianza
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Product Location - Location-Appellation Rioja
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 13.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Montecillo
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2016
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Tempranillo, Garnacha
Primary Grape Tempranillo
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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2016 / 750 ml.

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SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jul 31, 2023
Lively and harmonious on the palate, this medium- to full-bodied version offers an appealing range of pureed black cherry and cassis, minerally iron and smoke, mocha and licorice notes. Silky in texture, with fine-grained tannins emerging on the lingering finish. Shows good focus throughout, yet is very accessible. Tempranillo and Graciano. Drink now through 2030. 15,000 cases made, 3,700 cases imported. (Alison Napjus)
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JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Sunday, January 16, 2022
Lots of ripeness with blackberry, fresh-mushroom, bark and moss undertones. Full-bodied with powerful tannins, yet they have a pretty fruit coating and end with complexity and candidness. Old-vine character. Drink after 2023.
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
It’s interesting to compare the 2016 Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente de la Sonsierra with the wine from the same year but from the external suppliers from Labastida, as the two wines are produced in the same way after a natural fermentation in small vats and oak casks and matured in a combination of barriques of different origins and aged for 13 months. The grapes from San Vicente usually achieve more ripeness, which is the case in this 2016. It’s a little less precise and focused than the Labastida, especially on the nose. There is a little more rusticity on the palate, with some dusty tannins. Again, I think it represents the character of the village. 43,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in April and May 2018.
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RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 14th Jul 2022
I love the classical nose of spice, berries and herbs of the 2016 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza, a textbook ultra-classical Rioja that matured in used American oak barrels for 24 months, during which time it was racked by gravity every six months. These wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts and a soft vinification without much extraction of long macerations. It’s expressive, polished and very pleasant, really what I expect in this style, with some developed notes and a gentle mouthfeel. 100,000 bottles produced. Very good introduction to a classical Crianza at a very attractive price. It was bottled in April 2021. (Luis Gutiérrez)
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WE9494 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 4/1/2024
Purple-plum, crumbled sage-leaf and black-olive-paste aromas emanate from the glass. This violet-red-colored wine features blackberry, black-currant, dried Mediterranean herb, milk-chocolate and violet flavors wrapped in a sheath of sumptuous tannins. Notes of butterscotch and orange-zest linger on the taste buds. (Mike DeSimone)
JS9090 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, September 18, 2023
This is a savory red showing grilled mushrooms, roasted black plums, tobacco, coffee and charred rosemary on the nose. Mellowed, with a medium body and flavorful finish. Drink now or hold. (James Suckling)
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Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2016 / 750 ml.

2016 / 750 ml.

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JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, August 2, 2018
A tight red with a dense palate of dark berries and chocolate. Full and reserved, yet polished and energetic. Give it two years to soften. Drink in 2020.
VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2019
Deep ruby. Smoky-accented cherry, blackcurrant and coconut aromas are sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper that adds spicy lift. Push and broad in the mouth, offering sweet dark fruit liqueur and oak spice flavors that slowly tighten up on the back half. Finishes creamy and appealingly sweet, with rounded tannins coming in late to add framework and gentle grip.
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