A flat bouquet smells mostly of root beer, grass and herbal black fruits. This is chunky and lacking a central point of reference. Rooty, creamy, oaky flavors taste a lot like vanilla or a root beer float, while oak and caramel flavors control a finish that lacks drive.
Palm Bay International
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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.