This wine's ripe, raisiny aromas include vanilla and a hint of animal hide. Its dense, oaky palate is generally in balance, with plum, tomato, spice and vanilla flavors typical of Rioja. It flattens out on the finish, tasting slightly baked.
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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.