Sweet, ripe and earthy, with some old-school Chilean aromas of tobacco and baked fruit. 2003 was a hot, dry vintage, and in this case it produced a compact, tight wine with a firm mouthfeel and a nice mix of kirsch, berry and vanilla flavors. It's smooth enough, with medium intensity. But it also has some snap and kick, which is positive for a wine that's already five years old. Drink now or hold a couple of more years.
Palm Bay International
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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.