Spicy, floral and a bit pruney, this shows all the characteristics typical of the hot Alentejo region. A big mouthful of red fruit makes it similar to Merlot, but the big smoky, oaky aftertaste brings it home with a little more kick. Enough complexity here to make it very worthwhile as an everyday wine. Finishes slightly flat.
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.