The brownish-gold color indicates that it's aging fast, and if you need more confirmation that comes via the waxy, flat nose. The palate is fleshy and soft, while the flavors of peach and apricot are turning heavy and a little bitter. A wine that's past its prime by a year or two.
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.