Oaky but good, with plenty of toasted barrel notes, popcorn and white chocolate. Without solid fruit for the foundation, this would be an overoaked, problematic wine. But with forward baked apple, mango and lemon flavors, the oak succeeds in adding a smoky, toasted edge.
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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.