Saturday, January 07, 2006

Bodegas Montecillo Crianza 2001 wine review by (PB)

This Rioja has a lighter red color with a rich blackberry bouquet with a steep nose of fruit and olives. In the mouth it is puckery and dry as chalk with chewy tannins.

This wine has potential; after breathing the bouquet grows with more fruit and cherries. In the mouth it really comes around to a better balance losing that puckery tartness.

Tannins are still chewy but this is a nice old world wine for the sale price of $8! It could use another year or two in the bottle. Raise a glass!


g58 said...

Mmmm... This is a good one. Thanks for reminding me. And nice tasting notes you present here. But careful with the name lest people miss out on some - it's "Montecillo"
Great resource you've amassed on these pages.

PB said...

I hate typos! Thanks for the correction!!! It's been corrected...