Little by little, this Bordeaux blend from Italian ownership is inching toward where it wants to be. The 2005 is the best of the wine's four vintages to date, but even so it's mildly sharp and racy in the mouth. In front of that, the bouquet deals a nice blend of cassis, plum, leather and truffle, and the finish is fresh. Could be an excellent wine with a softer, more complete mouthfeel; as is, it's composed but slightly acidic.
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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.