Olive, tree bark and earthy berry and cassis aromas set up a rich palate that borders on thick and syrupy. Ripe flavors of maple, chocolate and spiced berry fruits end in a swirl of mocha, spice and creamy oak. This is far more ripe and fruity than prior vintages, which emphasized more herbal, hard-toned characteristics. Drink through 2022.
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.