Disappointing considering how much I've liked this wine in the past. But the '08 is funky and very much from the old school of Carmenère, meaning it's dull-edged, thick, herbal and overly earthy on the nose and palate. Just too heavy, roasted and peppery for my liking. With 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.