Dark in color, with a heavy, semiflat nose that is sort of gaseous. Airing brings it out of its slumber, unveiling medium-bright dark fruit, schisty mineral and spice flavors. Finishes chunky, with some fire, heat and bitter chocolate. Good but not as lively and precise as the great ones from Priorato.
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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.