Herbal aromas of olive and sweaty leather require patience. In the mouth, this is firm and acidic, with a spiky feel and peppery flavors of mint and spice that outmuscle the wine's fruit component. A dry, acid-driven finish is the close.
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.