Healthy in look, with tobacco, dried spices and pure wood notes on the nose. The palate is drizzled with plum and berry flavors, but there's also ample tobacco and tomato-leaf accents. Overall this aging Rioja is healthy and has enough of the nuances and subtleties to make the grade.
Palm Bay International
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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.