Over a year ago this wine rated only 86, but bottle age has improved it, and now its condensed nose of black fruit and chocolate mint chip is very pleasing. The palate is ripe and offers blackberry and cured meat, while the finish delivers licorice, pepper and a touch of salami. Proof that wines do change over time, and that sometimes we underrate the youngsters.
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.