The nose has earth and chocolate aromas, but mostly it's about oak—big, driving oak. That same heavy woodiness lays across the palate, effectively masking any fruit that might lie below. And the finish is pure butter, vanilla and menthol. Simply put: too much oak for the fruit.
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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.