Very sweet in the nose, with vanilla and barrel char. The palate is heavy and grapey, while the finish is simple at best and unimpressive at worst. The overall take is not so much of wine but of fruit juice. Not terrible but flawed. —M.S.
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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.