One sniff gives you all the info needed to process this as a terrific modern Rioja. It's rich, cuddly, oaky and minty, with tons of spice and black fruit. The palate is juicier than in the past, with lively black cherry, cassis, tobacco, vanilla and mocha flavors. Yet another fine Nieta from the Eguren family. Drink now through 2018.
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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.