Plenty of oak is draped on this wine. The bouquet is led by sawmill-like aromas and black cherry, while the woodspice and resiny flavors are every bit as dominant if not more so than the cassis, cherry and strawberry notes that seem secondary. A healthy, sturdy structure helps it out, but it's probably a little too oaky for its own good.
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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.