monte real rioja - reserva 1994 - tasting notes

our notes follow the guidelines of WSET systematic approach to tasting:


clear bright of medium intensity garnet color with a tawny rim and several luscious legs


clean of medium (+) intensity, although fully developped with aroma characteristics of a well developped rioja: plums, raisins, tobacco, leather, cloves, we can still perceive hints of berry fruits


dry with low acidity and medium (-) tannin, medium (+) alcohol level and a medium body, medium flavour intensity of a developped rioja: raisins, hints of plums & tobacco.  nice hints of dark berries on the finish.

slightly off balance with alcohol a little higher than the flavours, with a medium (-) lenght.


good, however, the palate does not fulfill the promise of the nose but the flavours although not as intense as the bouquet still offer a nice complexity and succulent after-taste. 

hints of tannins and fruits makes us beleive the wine can age for some time.

please let us know your comments on our notes.  do you agree?  do you have advice on our style?