The nose is intriguing, with some root beer and horsehide. The mouth offers a ton of plum fruit with tobacco nuances, and then the finish is smooth and of good length. The body is heavy and full, like many an Oz Shiraz, but it's also packed with the vital acidity needed to keep it fresh. —M.S.
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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.