Opaque to the point that it looks like syrup. It smells severely of black olive, juniper and green herbs. It feels tannic and tastes fully roasted and herbal, with bitter chocolate on the finish. This is big and bulky; the fruit takes a back seat to the wine's herbal, prickly side. Carmenère-based, with smaller parts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
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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.