Initial aromas of stalky, saucy plum and berry fruits become more acceptably rustic with airing. The palate is wiry and scratchy but full in size. Short berry flavors are leathery and horsey, with a pinch of mustard character. The finish is similar, with a molasses note and heat.
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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.