Cedar, tobacco and berry aromas are more general than specific. The palate is on the heavy side, with grabby tannins. Flavors of roasted berry fruits and cocoa finish dense, steady and with depth. While this is a bit heavy and ripe, it speaks of Rioja in a positive way; drink through 2020.
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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.