The poster-boy wine for old Rioja is indeed tasting and acting old, even more so than its eight years. It's orange in color, with nothing but acidity on the palate. The best part is the intriguing nose, which offers vanilla, citrus peel and saddle leather. Unfortunately, there's nothing left of this wine's body. It's emaciated.
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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.