If a roasted, fully oaked nose is not your thing, then this is not your wine. But if some barrel-busting char, toast and mocha is fine by you, then this youthful, rambunctious wine will do the trick. It's got power and pedigree but the heat of the vintage resulted in a softness that encourages near-term drinking. Best prior to 2009.
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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.