Riscal has outdone itself with this outstanding seven-year-old wine that leans toward modern but holds onto classic Rioja DNA. The nose is full of tobacco, balsamic accents and has a core of black-fruit flavors. A rich, pure, lightly baked tasting finish is excellent, like the rest of the wine. Drink through 2022.
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.