Opens with aromas of tobacco and dried leaves as well as plum and cherry, and that's backed by raspberry, plum and cherry tomato flavors. For an older wine, it's showing life, acidity and some old-school style. What it doesn't have are any of those New World characteristics, i.e. black fruit, chocolate and weight.
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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.