The aromas are hard at first, then rubbery and leathery, with a tarry black-fruit note. After the palate opens with aggressive, rubbery tannins, flavors of licorice and grapy, medicinal oak burst onto the scene. Long on the finish, but with a lasting resiny flavor.
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.