Unfortunately, this wine is a step down from previous vintages. The nose is pickled and herbal, and throughout there is a pounding vegetal quotient that can't be ignored. Good mouthfeel, but too much green bean for what should be an opulent, rich, full-fruit style of wine.
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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.