Aromas of char, tinny metal, raspberry and matchstick are a disadvantage, but in the mouth this turns the corner via jammy ripeness and oaky flavors of herbal blueberry and cassis. Loamy, big and ripe on the finish, this melds meaty tannins and candied, sweet, oaky flavors. The blend is 85% Monastrell with Syrah.
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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.