The hot conditions of 2012 resulted in malty, ultraripe aromas of blackberry, prune and raisin along with earth and mocha. This is showing monster tannins and severe palate scrape, while flavors of charred oak, mocha, espresso, blackberry and toast finish with heat, power, burnt flavors and a blast of chocolate. Hold until 2018, then drink through 2027.
Fine Estates From Spain
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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.