Soupy and herbal smelling, which is what naysayers claim is Carmenère's scarlet letter. A little horsey, as well. In the mouth, it's loose and wet but not well structured, and the flavors are herbal, murky and foxy. Casa Silva claims to be the king of Carmenère but this wine leaves me unimpressed.
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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.