The bouquet is fun: Leather, violets and a strange, lean spiciness come up and out. The palate is tight, with lots of spice and nondescript berry fruit. The finish is hard and dry, and the mouthfeel is grainy, a reflection of young, robust tannins. —M.S.
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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.