This Ribera del Duero smells more forced than natural, dominated by oak and clove scents. Its tough, woody palate matches the nose, with resiny berry and plum flavors. On the finish, a strong clove flavor is backed by modest berry fruit.
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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.