A dark purple color and aromas of blackberry, creamy oak and pencil lead to a raw, pulling palate that's thick but also high in tartaric acidity. Grainy oak and mocha flavors make a louder statement than does the fruit.
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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.