Hard spice is the dominant scent, and it breaks down into clove, hickory and shoe polish on the nose. The palate is hot, and the wild berry flavors are infiltrated by too much spiced wood. A forced wine with roughness, herbal qualities and too much oak.
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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.