Smoky, toasty and rich, with no shortage of power and fire in the hole. The palate is meaty and dense, with black fruit, black pepper and heat. But even with the unavoidable heat the wine shows balance along with attractive finishing flavors of fig, beef jerky, licorice and chocolate. Undeniably big and powerful at 16.5% alcohol. Drink soon, and with food. Otherwise it might seem too hot and burning.
Fine Estates From Spain
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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.