Quite smoky and tough at first, but airing unleashes earthy fruit aromas along with some road tar and char. In the mouth, the wine delivers enough fruit and acidity to keep it fresh, while the finish is your typical blend of young oak and chocolate. Drink now through 2009.
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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.