Hard, crusty leather is the opening aroma, then a touch of tar gives way to notes of tobacco, latent oak and perfumed, mature fruit. It feels full, grabby and on the cusp of being syrupy, with roasted berry and spice flavors. It shows an herbal, hot side on the finish.
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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.