By: Joe Manekin
K&L Staff Member
Bodegas Riojanas makes fine, traditionally styled Riojas, and it is the Monte Real which is their more limited bottling, particularly in vintages where they produce a Gran Reserva. Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano from vineyard land located near their Cenicero winery, this wine shows all of the wonderful fruit purity and acid cut of the 08 vintage, with the sweetly savory, developing complexity appropriate for a Rioja nearing the 10 year mark. Drink it now or age it a while longer, either way you are in for a real treat.