Opaque in color and deep in the nose; based on this you hope for a bit more once the wine hits your palate. But it's hard as nails, with tannins that strike like a sledgehammer. The tannic structure is monstrous, and the feel of those tannins overwhelms the tasty black cherry and black olive flavors. —M.S.
Empson USA Ltd
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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.