Not run-of-the-mill on the bouquet, where floral notes dance with dark fruit aromas, shoe polish and oil. The palate is more closed and choppy than ideal, with a gritty mouthfeel, ribald tannins and a closed palate that is focused but short. Not an overly generous wine, but it does walk the straight and narrow on its way to an honest ending.
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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.