This light- to medium-weight red is an interesting marriage of grapes. The palate feel is soft and the fruit sweet, yet dry, with the Pinotage's (78%) earthy rusticity offsetting the neo-Australian jamminess of the Shiraz (22%). The finish of this fairly unique easy drinker turns more brisk, with more of the dry fruit and earth, plus some pepper notes and mildly tangy tannins. —M.M.
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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.