This rusty-colored Rioja shows funky aromas of leather mixed with hints of rose petal. A good mouthfeel with smooth tannins is suggestive of aged Burgundy or Merenzao (Trousseau), while rooty, earthy flavors of leaves and tea are interesting. Drink now.
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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.