Toast and bacon from the new-oak aging compete with smoked meat and blackberry on the bountiful nose. Plum and cassis fruit dance on the palate, and ultimately there's a lot of power to this first-ever prestige bottling by Aresti. With 15% Merlot and Carmenère.
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.