As it should, the nose delivers rose petal, leather and pepper in classic Crozes style. The broad palate has more meat, spice and bacon than open-knit fruit, and the finish is broad and tannic. It's harder and firmer than the competition. But it's also tasty, expressive and should age well. —M.S.
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.