This smells mostly of oak and barrel spice, with barely any fruit seeping through all the wood grain that's on display. Plump on the palate, this overoaked Chardonnay tastes almost entirely of resin and spice. Throw in clove and vanilla flavors on the finish, and you get the picture.
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.