Heat and a touch of volatility are factors on an herbal, oaky nose that sees black-fruit aromas turn to road tar. A saturated, flush palate is braced by rock-hard tannins. Herbal plum and oak spice flavors finish dry, peppery and hot. After a number of years in bottle, this is still closed and hard.
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.