Similar in style and taste to a declassified Right Bank wine (the blend is 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon). It's a touch sharp and green at first but then shows better with time. Lean and peppery, the red-fruit core is spicy and brambly. A little short on stuffing but long on the finish, with licorice and black pepper popping through.
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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.