Early aromas of clay, putty and aged cheese give way to more normal aromas of cassis and berries. But throughout, the mouthfeel is tough due to tight, rugged tannins and raw, scouring acidity. Maybe it'll settle if given another two years time, but that's risking it.
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.