For a basic, broad-framed Cabernet from Central Spain, this wine does the trick. The nose sports leather, Balsamic vinegar and some barnyard, while the dark-fruited palate is edged by licorice, tobacco and a smack of green. Good size and tannins keep it balanced.
The Marchetti Co
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.