This hot-climate chunkster hails from Extremadura, and you can tell it's warm there by the wine's heavy color and nose. It's fairly soft on the palate, however, with flavors of cough syrup, wood and brandied fruit. Some pepper and spice on the finish add a rustic touch.
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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.