A very good, traditional-style wine but one with limitations given its price point. For beginners, the nose is only mildly expressive: cola, modest berry aromas and oak are what you get. And in the mouth, oak is quite dominant, almost to the point of overshadowing the Tempranillo fruit. As a whole it's balanced, healthy and sturdy. But three years of oak aging has left a resiny imprint and a desire for cleaner, more expressive fruit 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.