Creamy oak along with toast, vanilla and mocha are the lead aromas on this grabby, tight Rioja that hits with clampy tannins. Flavors of dried raspberry, red plum and tomato lead to an herbal-tasting, high-toned finish that's juicy and a bit hot and scouring.
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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.