Eight months in French and American oak has left a strong barrel influence on this wine, which features a heavily charred nose before a palate of cassis, cherry and rhubarb. The oak is powerful toward the end, manifesting itself in the flavors of molasses and coffee. A sturdy structure and a solid core of fruit are the high points.
Elixir Wine Group
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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.