Quite good for an '02, even if the nose is so heavily toasted that it smells like a hickory pit with bacon on the grill. Tastes of plum, black cherry and vanilla, with spice and tobacco on the medium-length finish. Good mouthfeel with proper acidity is a bonus.
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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.