Give this wine as much airing time as possible, because she starts out with pickled, rustic Carmenère aromas that haven't been softened by oak or anything else. Oxygen tames the funk and allows cherry and plum flavors to emerge. As for mouthfeel, it's clearly the wine's calling card: the palate is racy but smooth, with proper tannins and lively acidity.
Dreyfus, Ashby & Co
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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.