Front-loaded aromas of oak and vanilla lead tobacco, plum and berry scents on this classic-style Rioja reserva that's perky and grabby on the palate. Vanilla, cocoa and woodspice flavors are as prominent as those of cherry and plum, while mocha is the key flavor on a long, oaky finish. Drink this high-energy Rioja through 2025.
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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.