The aromas veer toward grilled hamburger, pepper and roasted black fruit, and the bouquet never gets more fruity or expressive than that. The fact is that this is a full, weighty product of a warm year. There's not much acidity and the flavors run perilously close to raisin. Still, if you get at it now there's likable prune, tobacco and dark chocolate characteristics.
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.