With its powerful aromas of toast and caramel, lush but indistinct black fruit flavors and soft, ripe tannins framed by oak, this could be the poster child for the “international” style. It may not be the most individual or distinctive wine, but our panel enjoyed it for its sheer lusciousness and pure hedonism.
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Marshall Tilden III
From his first sips of wicker basket Chianti at his grandfather’s dinner table to a 1986 Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin, Tilden knew that there was something magical about wine. He earned his Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. Having been with Wine Enthusiast catalog since 2005, when he is not writing about wine he also runs the wine storage division and is head of W.E.’s in-house education program.