Good for a mature wine but it does smell a bit flat and damp. That murkiness blows off somewhat, leaving a solid, aged Rioja wine with acidic zap and lightly baked berry, cherry, tomato and spice flavors. Mild on the finish. Drink now.
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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.