Toasty, rich and spicy on the nose, with big black fruit aromas, a dusting of raw oak and smoked meat. It's full, round and lush in the mouth, with ripe flavors of blackberry and oak but nothing candied, faux or cheap tasting. Smooth, full and chocolaty on the finish; excellent overall for $11 Merlot.
Prestige Beverage Group
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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.