Licorice, prune and heavy toast all indicate peak ripeness, and maybe it's a little over the top. The palate has some softness and cooked qualities, but the mouthfeel is still good, especially if you prefer some thickness. Typical for a wine that weighs in heavy, it shows baked, black-spice notes on the finish.
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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.