Palacio de Oriente Rioja Tempranillo 2017 $16.99

Here’s a fresh, feisty new tempranillo that oozes masses of dark cherry, cocoa, liquorice and dusty earthy notes on the nose and palate, but don’t be expecting a smooth, lazy sip, hell no.  It’s a muscular, sinewy sip that takes no prisoners on the texture front, so expect chewiness and a burst of black olive and soy on the finish.

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