This is concentrated and oaky on the nose, with hickory smoke, toast and rubber notes, along with a blackberry aroma. It feels linear and structured due to the core acidity, while the flavor profile entails staunch, slightly salty cassis, berry and plum flavors. It's not superfruity on the finish, but vanilla and coconut flavors surface.
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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.