No way around the fact that this is funky, starchy and full of dry oak and tannins. The nose is rubbery and earthy, while the palate shows some green tobacco and herbal flavors. Gets better with airing, but the pleasure factor remains low.
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.