A nice follow-up to the excellent '08 Zardoz, this is earthy and roasted smelling, full of cola and berry notes on the nose. It feels round and smooth, with a mild tannic bite and baked flavors of blackberry, cassis and chocolate. It's layered feeling on the finish, with a bit of syrupy residue.
Laird & Company
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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.