An early blast of green bean and bell pepper soon subsides, leaving black currant, cherry and black pepper in its wake. The palate is healthy and sturdy, with cherry and cassis flavors mingling with mildly persistent green notes. While not vegetal, this Merlot does show some classic large-production characteristics: namely, dilution of fruit and a light herbaceousness.
Moët Hennessy USA
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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.