The nose is meaty, with smoky black-fruit notes. But it's also overtly vegetal, as is the palate, which struggles to deliver plum and berry fruit amid a field's worth of green. Texture-wise, it's smooth and fulfilling, but it doesn't rank at the next level due to its strong herbal core.
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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.