Much more earthy and rustic than the more elegant '96. Almost animal in the nose. Concentrated and chewy, with a dark core of black fruit, cinnamon and oak. The bigger style still suits the wine, and the finish is full and long, but overall it seems better cut from the silkier mold. Just 300 cases made.
Pasternak Wine Imports
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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.