Purple in color, with big, grapy aromas that fold in meatiness, warmth and power. The palate is a jammy blast of concentrated black fruit, herbs and lighter citrus along the edges. Lush on the back side, and probably more bold and forceful as opposed to refined or elegant. Drink now through 2012.
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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.