Dusty and ripe-smelling, with a competent bouquet that blends patented regional schist along with black fruits, burnt toast and charcoal. Once it opens up, it's neither dark nor overly intense. The palate is broad, generous, friendly and carries nice black-fruit flavors, coffee and freshness. Good right away, but should age well for another couple of years. Drink now through 2010.
Dreyfus, Ashby & Co
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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.