Baked, spicy aromas suggest root beer, lemon peel and tobacco. Feels scratchy and hollow, with leafy red fruit, citrus and cola flavors. Fits the bill for gran reserva Rioja as it finishes toasty and warm, with sweet caramel and tobacco flavors.
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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.