Sawdust is the dominant aroma, a sure sign of heavy “introduced” oak. Some candied cherry fruit in the mouth offers balance, but overall it's still too heavily oaked. The flavor is almost like butter. This is a wine that needs more edge and balance. ––M.S.
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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.