This blend of 65% Monastrell and 35% Petit Verdot opens with green aromas of grassy berry fruits and cigar ash. The palate is better, albeit clampy and tannic. Airing brings out earthy, herbal plum flavors along with oak-based vanilla, while a flimsy, lightly green finish matches all that came before it. Drink now.
The Spanish Acquisition
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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.