Gritty, leathery aromas of campfire smoke and shoe polish set the stage for a lush, soft-bodied, extremely ripe palate housing modest tannins and tons of weight. Short, ultraripe flavors of blackberry and black currant come with a chocolaty note that's backed by a peppery, toasty finish. This is the definition of an opulent, heady, high-alcohol Syrah. Drink now.
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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.