Full and bold, with meaty, smoky, woody notes to the bouquet. The mouthfeel is a little less forward than the nose indicates, and the plum and cherry fruit, while not weak, is light. Vanilla and pepper rule the finish. This is an estate wine from Mommessin. Best Buy. —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.