Concentrated and serious, but still a rustic, tough driller of a Tannat. Smells like wild herbs, plum and lemony oak, then it's tight and tannic in the mouth. Tastes minerally and bricky, with black cherry, lemon drop and bitter chocolate. Crusty on the finish, where the oak is pronounced. Needs food; might soften in a few years.
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.