The charred aromas are much like sniffing a match stick. That same piercing woodiness rides high on the palate along with cherries, berries and licorice. The finish is plowed over with buttery oak—you can taste it clear as day. The texture, meanwhile, is firm and not easily penetrable. —M.S.
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.