Talk about precious aromatics; this one sports mint, licorice, dark cocoa and spicy oak. The color is deep, the body full, and the leather, meat and cinnamon-based woodspice flavors sublime. Made from the Mencia grape, so it's a bit shy on the midpalate. Otherwise, it's flawless.
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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.