After early aromas of grass and alfalfa, this Garnacha-led blend offers dark-berry scents with minty accents. The palate on De Batea is firm to the point of being hard, with gritty tannins. Flavors of raisin, black currant and herbal hints end with prune and licorice. This is very good but lacks the clarity and balance of an excellent wine.
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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.