This is deep and dense smelling, with bold black-fruit aromas combined with cookie dough and sweet oak scents. The mouthfeel is driven by hard, drying tannins, while flavors of herbal berry, roasted plum, animal and savory spices end in a peppery, sauvage type of finish. For a big, aggressive, scratchy wine, this is more than solid.
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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.