Full and penetrating aromas get it started, but beware of some horsehide and leather that some might term barnyard. Flavors of plum and berry are round and pleasing, while the mouthfeel is a touch heavy, especially when the tannins crash down on the finish unsupported by lively acidity.
Empson USA Ltd
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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.