Earthy and leathery initially, but airing reveals dark plum and violet-like aromas. The palate is sturdy and healthy, with nice acidity and tannins propelling ripe berry and cassis. The finish is fudgy and round, with vanilla shadings. Shows only the slightest hint of green tobacco at its core.
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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.