At first the nose is bland, offering what a Spanish speaker would call nada. But with time some dry, spicy flavors and modest yet clean tropical fruit rise up. The finish turns a bit heavy and oaky, but with a proper chilling, this should go down smoothly. It has the basics in terms of banana and papaya-like fruit. –M.S.
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.