Vina Zaco Tempranillo 2006 wine review by (PB)
Bodegas Bilbainas produces this Rioja which makes this bold red that garnered Wine Spectator's "Smart Buy" and #71 in their top 100 giving it a generous 90 points.
It has a nice cranberry hue with a big bouquet of cherry fruit, and spicy, black licorice-like notes.
Palate--bold flavors of sweet cherry berry fruit but this is hot on the palate with edgy tannins and lip smacking acidity and rustic oak. Finishes a tad bitter and coarse. $12 is a good price but it needs to change some with air to get my approval. After over an hour of air, it remains stable. Shows potential for the future--like 2 more years--but right now, I'd give it an 83.