A touch earthy and leathery at first, but also berry driven and full, with a lot of run to it. The palate has a round, full feel as well as flavors of black cherry, cassis, herbs and tobacco. Chunky on the finish, where it flattens out. Drink now through 2011.
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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.