After sinking the 2005 version of this wine for being discombobulated, this seems like a total turn-around. It's dense and jammy like the previous year, with similar toasted qualities. But it's also better balanced and mentally challenging, with flavors of black olive, baked berry fruit and earth. Finishes rich and oily, with a distinct coffee flavor. Drink now into 2010.
Elixir Wine Group
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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.