It takes a while for the oak and leather elements to lessen on the nose, and by then the wine has taken on a meaty, reserved, mildly burnt character. It's a woody number with some complexity, namely bitter chocolate that envelops the back palate and finish. Throughout it shows size and intent but never does it fully pull it off. 550 cases made.
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.