A lot has been thrown at this Tannat, and thus it's oaky while smelling like dried aged cheese and charred black plum. This is exceedingly tannic and acidic, so mouthfeel is an issue. Saucy, high-toned acid-driven tomato, herb and sour plum flavors finish sharp and tangy.
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.