Not many modern-day Carmenères are as overtly green and underdone as this, which is surprising given that it's from warm Colchagua and a good vintage. But green as a bean or bell pepper it is, and there's also some sizzle and scrape to the tannins and mouthfeel. Shows glimpses of better ripeness and balance, but those don't last long enough to turn things around.
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.