Alluring aromas of vanilla, cedar, tobacco and blackberry are well-knit and exemplify fine modern Rioja in a good vintage. The palate is tight and wiry, with forceful acidity. Flavors of blackcurrant and berry are bright but come with a rich, oaky accent of coconut. A fresh, full, angular, juicy finish indicates that this will stay in good shape through at least 2020.
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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.