Toying with oak on a basic wine such as this can be a dangerous thing, and thus when something smells and tastes and finishes as roasted and burnt as this does, we don't much like it. Expect earthy, leathery fruit flavors along with huge amounts of char, tar, peanuts and baked leather. It has decent mouthfeel and structure, but the nose and flavor profile are compromised by way too much char.
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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.