At first the nose is somewhat dull and closed, but patience and swirling reveals black fruit, some wood notes and a bit of rubber. Boysenberry fruit drives the palate. The finish goes heavy on the oak, but there's also some nice layering. —M.S.
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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.