Still hard and tannic five years removed from harvest, but also loaded with deep molasses and smoked-meat aromas and flavors. This is a thick, unforgiving wine, but the cherry, cassis and black plum fruit is masculine and gritty. Best with a juicy steak or a rack of ribs.
Moët Hennessy USA
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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.