Classic and about as good as you get for a larger-production type of Rioja reserva. Butter, dill, coconut, earth and moss aromas are convincing, as is the palate of berry, fig and spice flavors. Rooty, toasty and complex, with style. Drink now through 2015.
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.