Raisin, cassis, earth and lead pencil aromas make up the bouquet on this ripe, meaty Mencía. The palate pushes up against jammy, but shows enough structure and restraint to rate highly. Earthy, loamy flavors of ripe blackberry blend with herbal notes and graphite to usher in a smooth, warm, oaky finish. Drink through 2020.
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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.