An example of a heavily oaked wine that hasn't yet shed its roasted, burnt character. The nose is like a walk into Starbucks, while the palate seems more narrow and sharp than the winery's fabulous 2001 Gran Reserva. The palate is zesty with cherry and raspberry, while the finish seems short and wanting in the middle. A good wine with a couple of weak points.
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.