One's level of passion for this bulky, hefty Mencía will be largely based on one's appreciation and/or acceptance of heavy oak. The nose is pure hickory, molasses, mocha and coffee, while the chewy, ripe palate deals clove, flowery notes and blueberry flavors. Finishes big and broad, with bacon and barrel resin. Beefy and from the barrel as much as the vineyard; drink now through 2015.
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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.