Sawdust and mint smother the oaky nose, while the palate pushes dark fruit and even more resiny wood. Clearly the intent was to offer a barrique-style wine, but the result, while not bad, doesn't really click. What you get is coffee, vanilla and resin but not a lot of fruit. Imported by Frederick Wildman & Sons, Ltd.
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.