There's no shortage of new oak here, but still the nose smells good: chocolate, leather, tobacco and vanilla all make an appearance. The palate is saturated and forward, with obvious tannins, extract and sweet, syrupy flavors of molasses and blackberry. Finishes creamy but not cloying, with hints of leather and oil. Very nice New World Shiraz from Chile.
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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.