This big, jammy Syrah from the Maipo Alto is typically leathery and spicy smelling. The body on this wine is fat and weighty, while flavors of buttery oak and spiced berry meld together if given time in the glass. On the finish, this is oaky and herbal tasting, with a creamy feel.
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.