The bouquet is deep, condensed and full of vanilla and berry syrup. The flavors, however, are a bit candied, and the finish offers just more of the same. And while it's thick and tasty, it is also loaded with lemony wood notes, most likely from American oak. —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.