A resiny, oily nose is barrel heavy and a strong clue of what's to come. The palate has a thick, syrupy feel and sweet, almost sugary flavors of pear and melon. By the time it's wrapping up, the wine veers towards cloying. Has its virtues but it's entirely too sweet in this critic's opinion.
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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.