Among New World Syrahs, this is an exciting, full-force wine with potent black-fruit aromas mixed with fine wood scents and tobacco. The palate is big but deft, with freshness along with natural power. Flavors of earthy, roasted berry and cassis end in a mellow, toasty, chocolaty finish. This is Apalta Syrah at its best. Drink now–2018.
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.