Nice color and good aromas of berry and plum make this common wine attractive. The palate, while ordinary, is bold, sizable and tastes of boysenberry, spice and pepper. And the finish is mild and concentrated before turning peppery. For a basic Carmenère, Santa Ema has gotten it right.
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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.