Big and rubbery, with 17.5% alcohol and a backpalate burn that will bring you to the brink. Licorice, stewed fruit and kirsch make for a heady nose. The palate is just as demanding, with reduced flavors of chocolate and raisins. Quite difficult to score; this burly Sardinian red needs a pungent sheep's milk cheese or something similar to show its best. Imported by Vias Imports.
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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.