Ripe berry aromas include notes of cassis and raisin. Rarities is a good name for this, because there are few (if any) Grenache-Carignan-Monastrell blends being made in Chile besides this. Old vines and a cool year have combined to create an interesting wine with a medium body but bold acidity. Two years in oak has tamed some of the raciness, leaving sunbaked flavors offset by wiry acidity.
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.