Spicy, leathery aromas lead it off, and at no point is this a pure and polished prince. It's a touch wild, as there's lots of leather and drying tannins. Better at first, the fruit thins during tasting. Still, there's more good cherry and earth here than mitigating factors.
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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.