With its gold color and waxy aromas of baked apple and butterscotch, this small-production (190 cases) Xarel-lo is a breed unto its own. The palate is creamy and leesy, but balanced for the most part. Lightly oxidized flavors of caramel, baked pear and apple cider finish mellow and buttery. Drink this odd but unique wine now.
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.