Tannat by nature is a hard, brooding grape, and this version from northern Argentina's Salta region is funky, with olive, horse hide and plenty of dark-fruit aromas and flavors. The palate is leathery but proportioned, with spice and length. Could use a touch more cushion, but hey, that's Tannat.
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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.