Smoky oak, savory aromas of cured meats and a dark extracted color introduce this blend from the Itata and Maule regions. A heavy tannic palate is rubbery and concentrated in feel, while gritty, roasted blackberry and black plum flavors are peppery and finish with scratchy drying tannins.
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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.