Well oaked, with coconut and fruit vying for center stage. The mouthfeel is soft, evidence of low acidity. But the flavor profile is rewarding: there's custard, lemon and lots of barrel char. When you hear of wines that taste and smell like the inside of a barrel, this one might qualify. Still, it has enough fruit to save it from its oaky self. —M.S.
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.