Anyone itching for a huge old-vine Shiraz with the thickness of motor oil and powerful Port and barrel influences will love this 15%-alcohol bruiser. Which means fans of leaner, more graceful wines need not apply. The palate is more about weight than particular flavors, while the finish is equally sweet and oaky. Now it's satisfying to drink in a young Port way; in about four more years it should be properly settled. Cellar Selection. —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.