The nose is heavy and a bit odd; the mix of pears and white pepper doesn't really work. In the mouth, potent flavors of butterscotch and Bartlett pear bolster things, but overall it still seems out of whack. —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.