Talk about sticker shock: $75 for a wine that used to be $30 or $40? Back to the wine, which has olive and carob aromas to go with forceful oak and creamy berry fruit. The palate runs heavy on the coffee and olive, and thus it takes time to find the berry fruit component lurking below. Classic Chilean Carmenère, but one of questionable value.
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.