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Joe Magaña

Barón de Magaña 2004 Navarra (Navarre) – 40% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon, 20% tempranillo. Tar and grilled blackberry. Hollow and acrid, with that char dominant throughout. Pointless heft, without much pleasure in it. (6/11)

Hen-e-ry the fourth I am, I am

Navarre 2008 Saint-Chinian “Cuvée Oliver” (Languedoc) – I really don’t like this. Stale butter and the scotchy taste of wood (is it wooded? the web site doesn’t mention it if so) completely ruin whatever fruit characteristics might be present. Nasty stuff. (3/11)