Up goes the curtain and out comes an acrid blast of burnt rubber, leather and compost. Frankly speaking, Ventisquero has not shown much of a hand when it comes to Pinot Noir. This supposed “gran reserva” is choppy, funky and bounces along on a bed of scouring acids. An acceptable but flawed wine.
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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.