Purple in color, with syrupy aromas that carry a hint of cinnamon and spice. This youngster is meant to be drunk now—and probably without much analysis. It's a quaffer, one with a bulky, chewy body and full tannic grip. Almost certainly it went through carbonic maceration, a fermentation method that pumps up sweetness several times over.
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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.