A controlled opening is welcome, as are the soft, smooth aromas of tobacco, dark plum and warm earth. Full and generous in the mouth, with heft and balance. Tastes like a mix of roasted dark plum, blackberry, fig and spice. Big and blowsy, but it emphasizes what's good about new age Carmenère.
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.