Lavishly oaked, but not overdone, which is really the key. Quite sweet and spicy at first, with raisin aromas . Later come notes of fine-grained wood and toast. The body is round and lush, with cassis and blackberry flavors that give it a Merlot-like personality. Texture-wise, it's firm and solid, with healthy acids and live tannins. Can probably age for another several years.
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.