Oaky for sure, with a strong whiff of coconut and butter on the nose. The palate is fairly pure, with bursting cherry fruit pouring it on prior to a layered finish of tannins, wood, vanilla and licorice. This could make for a good fireside wine, given its fullness. —M.S.
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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.