A lot of wood results in a bouquet that's heavy on the spice, sandalwood and clove but short on fruit. The palate offers medium-weight plum and tomato flavors, while the finish is chocolaty and clumsy, with a bit too much cream and thickness. As a whole it's awkward.
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.