The first take on the bouquet is one of funk and green herbs, but then it turns to black pepper and candle wax, which may be unconventional but is still attractive. The palate, meanwhile, delivers typical raspberry and cherry flavors, while both the finish and mouthfeel are simple but positive. —M.S.
Abarbanel Wine Company
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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.