A whole lot of heavy oak is weighing this wine down. Aromas of smoked meat and mint are minor compared to the charcoal, vanilla and seared wood that dominate. And in the mouth, it's clumsy; heat, heft and vanilla complete this mission gone astray.
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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.