Full and lively, but also a touch leafy, green and oaky. The barrel element remains staunch despite the fact that this is an '03 (meaning an older year). Along the way the fruit is sweet, almost sticky. And the finish is creamy and persistent. Drink now; it's not about to improve.
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.