Quite oaky and soft, with minty, shoe polish and lemony aromas on top of big, ripe, sweet fruit scents. The palate is sticky and leans up against medicinal, while the flavors of blackberry and plum have a mild candied, baked note to them. Just doesn't have the balance and touch of a fine Cabernet.
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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.