Heavily roasted, with strong, piercing aromas of hickory chips, campfire and fresh-roasted coffee. The palate keeps that baked, roasted quality while offering dense berry and plum flavors. Seems a little cooked, yet the feel is still narrow and alive. Finishes with black pepper and toast.
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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.