At 75% Garnacha and 25% Cariñena, you get a solid, full-bodied wine with an extremely tight, spicy core of cherry fruit. The tannins are drying and full, and the oak is strong, especially in the finish. It's a wine with a leafy, earthy character, not unlike Bordeaux. It should be a good ager if cellared properly. Best Buy.
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.