Nice Rioja from a bad vintage. The nose shows cumin, leather and dry fruit. It rates more traditional in style than modern, with strawberry, raspberry and vanilla flavors. A little brown sugar and rooty tobacco carries the finish. Drink now to catch a sampling of classic Rioja.
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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.