Leather and violet aromas kick off this 100% Sangiovese, which is more racy than burly. A potentially excellent wine with food due to its sculpted structure and modest tannins; this is a fresh and expressive version of Tuscany's prime red grape. In terms of flavor, expect cherry fruit and supporting vanilla. For feel, it's round and chunky while deftly avoiding heaviness. —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.