Marqués de Cáceres intentionally lowered the amount of new oak on this barrel-fermented Viura, and the result is positive. The nose is smooth and slightly creamy, but not oaky or resiny smelling. Composed and balanced across the tongue, with orange, lime, nectarine and toasty flavors. Quite good for barrel-fermented white Rioja.
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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.