Potent to start, with heavy oak notes that conjure memories of pickle barrel and malt vinegar. Airing opens it up, and below there's black cherry, cassis and a lot of sticky, hard tannins. Patience and hearty food are needed, but it has its qualities. Suavity, however, is not among them. Imported by Vinamericas Selections.
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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.