B-21 Top Recommendation
Bodegas Montecillo is one of the oldest wineries in Rioja, established in 1870. Montecillo was preceded in Rioja by Marques de Murrieta and Marques de Riscal while Lopez de Heredia and La Rioja Alta followed in the next decade. A century and a half does provide regional perspective to capture the essence of Rioja. Having tasted Montecillo wines 40+ years old, they sure can impress. Chief winemaker and innovator, Mercedes García Rupérez, has spent over 10 years getting under the skin of Rioja. She and her team work tirelessly perfecting this classic Reserva, achieving #25 on Wine Spectator's prestigious Top 100 list in 2020.