A little charred and oaky at first, but also meaty, leathery and true to Rioja and Tempranillo. The palate is flush and full, with expansive tannins and acidity propping up olive and herb-tinged blackberry flavors. Medium deep and long on the finish. A positive, semimodern Rioja that can handle some aging.
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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.