The rustic nose is leathery and a bit sulfuric, but it isn't unappealing. Nor is the bold cherry and cassis palate, which is touched up by some coffee. The finish is loaded with berry fruit. The only fault here is its depth: Everything positive is front and forward and there's nothing underneath. The blend is 55% Cabernet and 45% Tempranillo.
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.