Heady and ultra rich; it's a Syrah-Alicante marriage that's on the cusp of syrupy and overdone. Aromatically, we're talking caramel and toast, while the palate is so loaded with black plum and berry that it's straddling the breaking point. Ultimately it's just too heavy, oaky and clumsy to make the grade in the class it's playing in.
Empson USA Ltd
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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.