Rooty smelling, with cola, ripe berry, herb and mild field-like scents. The palate is more tight and tannic than many varietal Carmenères, with dark, roasted flavors of berry fruit, coffee and pepper. Clacky and alive on the finish, with lasting smokiness.
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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.