This hefty Merlot smells of iodine and berry fruits. While the palate is blocky and tannic in feel, that's an appropriate canvas for oaky, spicy herbal black-fruit flavors. On the finish, overt oak and char confirm that this is dark and burly as a whole.
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.