Toasty oak that smells like sawdust is dominant and covers up any fruit that might want to escape. A clunky, raw-feeling palate is home to herbal, oaky flavors and not much fruit. Burn and bitterness come up on the finish.
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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.