Smoky and meaty smelling to begin with, like a mix of barbecued spare ribs and roasted berries. The palate is full, tannic and drying, with bacon, hickory and baked blackberry flavors mixed with herbs. Hard and clacky on the finish, but flavorful and solid throughout.
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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.