A little funky and strange on the nose, with aromas of mint, cheese and oak spice. The palate shows olives, herbs and some berry fruit, while the feel is a touch sticky and tannic. A decent wine but not very interesting given the region's reputation and the fact that 2001 was a great vintage.
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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.