In a warm vintage like 2009, this barrel-aged Verdejo turned out chunky. Orange, grapefruit, apricot and resiny aromas introduce a full-bodied, rounded palate with flavors of oak, citrus fruits and melon. Modest acidity on the back end causes the finish to show some flab. Drink now.
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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.