The glaring difference between this wine and the winery's lesser bottling, Estay, is the oak. This is much more woody, with intense aromas of asphalt, shoe polish and char. The palate is lively but fairly smooth, with blackberry, leather and fine savory notes. For Prieto Picudo, it's classy and elevated, and quite intense.
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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.