If your impression of South America Malbec has been shaped by Argentina, then this Chilean example will be appealing. It's ripe and dense, with blackberry and animal hide aromas. The palate is rock solid in feel, with concentrated flavors of blackberry, cassis, cumin, pepper and chocolate. This gets oakier, darker and more compact on the finish.
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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.