A little bit wild and sauvage, as Merlot from Chile is known to be. Flavors of herbal berry fruit and plum work the core, while the finish is woody and resiny, but also a little zingy and acidic. Not so much tart but definitely a little more snappy and “red” than the norm.
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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.