The nose features apples and pears, but more the syrupy type as opposed to fresh-cut fruit. Flavors of marzipan, banana, papaya and barrel-driven spice make for a soft, tropical palate, while the finish is somewhat buttery and soft. It seems to be aging quickly; for whatever reason it's short on zip and pizzazz.
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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.