The dense nose offers some berry fruit along with char and saline. With some airing, plum and blackberry flavors emerge, but they seem sweet and artificial. And although the finish is mellow and full of licorice and vanilla, the wine seems awkward and flawed. —M.S.
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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.