Odfjell is one of a handful of Chilean wineries making top-shelf Malbec. And at $20 Orzada constitutes serious value because it's a huge wine with copious new oak, extract and complexity. Expect shoe polish, some sawmill and immense black-fruit character from nose to palate to finish. It's arguably overwooded, but the fruit and natural body to this wine can handle it. Drink now through 2011.
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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.