Raisins, a touch of tomato, and a deep hickory smoke define an unusual bouquet. Tastes hot and somewhat sour, without much cherry or leather to save it. Barolo from this vintage should be hitting its stride, but this one doesn't seem to have ever had one. It ends with some alcohol burn and barely a finish to speak of.
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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.