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"The 2008 Crianza, pure Tempranillo aged in oak for 12 months, has a light nose of macerated red cherries and a touch of licorice. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins, clean red berry fruit and a sinewy finish that would show better partnered with a hearty meat dish. This is a little rustic, but charming. Drink now-2016.
I tasted a trio of very commendable wines from Bodegas Montecillo. The winery was founded in 1874 in Fuenmayor and is presently owned by the Osborne Group. Winemaker Maria Martinez is at the helm and should be commended for producing exemplary wines that speak of their place with great clarity."
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