Slightly rough and leathery on first take, and a little soupy as well. Airing clears things up, leaving a steady, mildly stewed wine with roasted plum and blackberry flavors. Ripe, sweet and generous, with a controlled finish that properly reflects the wine's flavors and mouthfeel.
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.