Not every swing for the fences is rewarded with a home run. This wine, from a hot year, spent 22 months in oak. Thus it's a firebomb of dark, medicinal fruit mixed with root beer, lemon peel and creamy chocolate. Never does it really unfold or find a groove, and at times it's aggressive.
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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.