A blend of 70% Sangiovese with 30% Cabernet. The nose is like a hit of pure leather bootstraps, and it just won't yield much more than that. Cherry, plum and dark chocolate flavors carry the palate, while the finish is layered with notes of meat, licorice and vanilla. Overall this is structured and tasty, a well-made, big-boned wine. —M.S.
Empson USA Ltd
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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.