Intensely aromatic, this wine boasts strong hints of leather, smoke and herbs. The palate is extremely tight and tannic, with cherry, raspberry and smoked-meat flavors. Talk about a full and tannic finish; this has that and more as it almost seems to be bearing teeth. This muscular red surely needs some cellar time. Revisit it in about three years. —M.S.
Empson USA Ltd
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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.