Artesana favors dark, extracted, full-bodied wines and this Tannat fits the bill. Cedar, spice and blackberry aromas rest in front of a chunky, full-bodied palate with woody flavors of toast, mint and generic black fruits. On the finish, things evaporate quickly, leaving a menthol-driven burn.
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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.