This burly Rioja opens with charred, burnt aromas of grilled beef, black coffee and lemon peel. Give it time to breathe and it becomes more fruity and friendly even as it shows grabby, hard tannins. Baked, brawny, herbal flavors of blackberry and toast finish spicy, with a coffee reprise. Drink through 2025.
Fine Estates From Spain
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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.