This is quite an old wine, yet it's still alive and kicking. The bouquet is mature, with oak and briar showing strongly. The fruit, however, is fading toward cranberry and underripe plum, while the finish is discordant: It's fat and chewy, unlike the lean palate. —M.S.
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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.