The bouquet offers briar, tomato and spice, but not much fruit. The palate deals a lean hand of rhubarb and cherry, while the finish is fair to middling, but does deliver length. Firm tannins and healthy acids keep it in balance. —M.S.
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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.