The forceful nose is somewhat awkward; it has leather and some interesting unidentifiable notes, but also a solid whiff of green. That same green element appears on the palate in the form of bell pepper, which doesn't really work with the candied fruit. Big tannins put it all over the map.
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.