From the base of the Pyrenées comes this blend of Merlot, Syrah and Grenache. The nose offers fresh ripe berries and a hint of citrus rind, but the palate is more dilute and scattered. It also carries a slight pickled taste, probably courtesy of the barrels it was aged in. The texture is good and the tannins are tame, but all in all it just doesn't rise to the occasion. —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.