Lactic, creamy oak brings overt aromas of vanilla, shoe polish and graphite along with Ribera del Duero's requisite black-fruit scents. This is jammy and heavy on the palate, with hard tannins. Flavors of blackened, spicy berry fruits, espresso, bitter chocolate and stewed blackberry finish gritty and with flavors of prune, licorice and mocha. Best from 2015 through 2021.
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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.