From the get-go this is a serious Rioja with a lot of oak. Aromas of vanilla and rubbery berry fruits come in front of a high-acid, spiky palate. Flavors of tobacco, licorice, berry and cedar are shrill but run long, with lasting acidity. Drink through 2024.
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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.