First impressions say this wine is overdone and charred. But patience is rewarded with secondary aromas of baked fruit, earth and leather, and that package is backed up by black cherry, plum and rhubarb flavors. Yes, it's a bit racy and scattered, but there's enough quality here to make it good. Whether it's worth $35 is another story.
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.