The first whiff is of peanuts, and with time some ink and smoked meat emerge. The flavors are ample and satisfying, with black fruit, roast meat and bitter chocolate vying for the front row. The finish is only slightly bitter, with chocolate and coffee sticking out. —M.S.
Providence Wine Company
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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.