Stalky, burnt aromas are gritty and not fully clean or appealing. A grabby, raw, tannic palate is rough and grating, while this tastes much like the nose suggests: stalky and tomatoey. Heavy tannins and a mild but steady burn add to the toughness of this Cabernet.
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.