Deep and dark, with extracted black-fruit aromas as well as bacon and grilled meat. The flavor profile runs toward beets and blackberry, while there is plentiful sweet oak on the finish. The mix of tannins, acidity and oak seems just about perfect, but the flavors don't seem entirely pure or integrated. Maybe time will bring it together. —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.