After scoring big in 2003, this vintage seems heavy and candied, with a bit too much red licorice and raisin. Throughout it seems weighty and dull, as if the acidity got lost in transit. Not bad but more clumsy and chunky than desirable.
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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.