Burly aromas of mint, leather, shoe polish, olive and herbs all come together fairly well, and the palate is alive with fruit, especially red cherry and plum. A second layer of heat, chocolate and raspberry carry oaky remnants of toast and spice, and overall it comes across as a real wine waiting to be drunk.
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.