Quite a bit of bramble and horsehide on the nose leads to a sketchy whole, while a palate that's dominated by red berries is muddled by mild herbal notes and a touch of peppery bitterness. Has commendable balance and weight but doesn't register as entirely clean and ripe.
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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.