2010 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Rioja Gran Reserva

Year: 2010
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"All tertiary and balsamic aromas, the nose of the 2010 Monte Real Gran Reserva exploded in a mixture of cigar ash, incense, cold bonfire, used leather and forest floor. The palate was round and polished with some dusty tannins that should welcome some food. 50,000 bottles produced." (WA)

"Attractive aromas of mocha, vanilla, wood grain and healthy plum and red-berry fruits come in front of a creamy rich palate that some might say is a touch fat. Deep plum, cherry, cassis, vanilla and chocolate flavors are equally rich on a long finish with savory berry and vanilla-cream flavors. Drink through 2030." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Selected wines from the best vintages. Unmistakable personality of Cenicero wine. Ochre red with vinous character. Balanced, sensual taste, providing a general feeling of opulence. Good body and balance between tannins and acidity. Exceptionally persistent. At an ideal time to drink.