A bit hard and leathery smelling, but there's enough cedar and smoky darkness to the nose that it invites you in. The palate is tight and drying, with earthy, slightly herbal flavors of spiced red berry. Short on fruit come finishing time but showing length, juicy acidity and structure.
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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.