Starts out rough and almost rubbery, but patience will be rewarded with tight cherry, cassis and cola flavors jumping on a bed of cheek-starching tannins. Airing and food are key to enjoying this serious Tempranillo. Drink now–2011.
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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.