Huge and grapey, with a meaty, plum-packed palate that is over the top. The finish is equally round and large, and it's loaded on the back end with bitter espresso. Try as you might, this one is tough to like. It just doesn't have much harmony despite its top-shelf price. –M.S.
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.