Like the Chilean Merlot of olden days, this one is fairly mulchy and astringent. And it's also a bit old tasting, with some core berry fruit but mostly earthy flavors and forced spice. Some red fruit on the finish helps it, but still there isn't much essence to this wine.
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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.