Consistent with the past two vintages, this wine hits with a huge blast of oaky char and coffee on top of black fruit, olive and leather. It's fairly edgy in the mouth, pushing up against tart and snappy. That said, the flavors of cherry, blackberry and olive are straight from the textbook. Finishes abruptly, with another shot of bracing acids. Ultimately it's the toast and sheering quality that stand out.
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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.