Ripe berry and prune aromas come with spice and oaky notes. The palate is fresh and on the money, with mature but not tired flavors of tobacco, vanilla, cedar, plum and raspberry. For fans of fine Rioja, this will seem familiar and likable; it's smooth, oaky, elegant and vital. Drink now–2016.
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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.