Charred and rubbery smelling, with superficial oak sitting on top of the bouquet. Feels rough and tannic on the palate, with herbal, leafy, peppery core flavors and a whack of lemony oak. Comes around with airing but reflects the poor quality of the 2008 vintage.
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.