The paint and chemical aromas make you question the cleanliness of the barrels that were used to hold this wine. There is a powerful hint of treated wood throughout. The palate, meanwhile, is thin and tart, while the finish is bitter and green. Proceed with caution. —M.S.
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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.