For a lighter-bodied wine, this sure shows a lot of aggressive, resiny oak. The nose has sawmill qualities, while the palate is woody and spicy, with apple in the background. Seemed better in 2004; wasn't nearly as oaky.
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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.