Intense from the start, and quite rambunctious. The fruit is healthy and powerful, with ample leather and chocolate to add complexity. This wine surely has better days ahead, but opening it now and serving it with hearty food should allow it to show its best. Best Buy. —M.S.
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.