Gritty, granular and a bit raisiny at first, and then more settled later on. For Monastrell this is snappy, dry and solid, with cherry, raspberry, plum and vanilla forming a standard flavor package. The finish offers a bit of chocolate cream, but overall it's basic, tannic and full, with some bite.
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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.