Smoke and char reign supreme on the bouquet, which is a powder keg of sawdust, coconut and blackberry aromas. Saturated on the palate, this is rubbery, toasty, dark and pumping out black-fruit flavors. A firm, rugged, savory tasting finish brings a hint of salt and cured meat. Drink through 2017.
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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.