Maple syrup and gritty raisin aromas turn smoother and more open with air. The palate is layered and structured, with raisin, cherry, pepper and licorice flavors. Long, warm and satisfying on the finish, with classic Rioja vanilla notes. Drink now through 2013.
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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.