A lot of oak hits hard, with initial scents of shoe polish and black tar. This is rubbery, big and forward stuff, with loud plum, berry, toast and oak flavors. The finish stays minty, toasty and slightly bitter.
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.