Seemingly stewed and a touch burnt, this heavy wine manages to shed some of its girth as it opens, but even then it remains rather bulky. Thick, ripe, chewy fruit and oak precede a grippy, spicy finish. Seems overripe and a bit weedy.
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.