Smoke, rubber and a touch of herbs and leaves make this more traditional in style, meaning it offers Old World Bordeaux notes of earth, mineral and subdued fruit as opposed to ripe, jammy berry notes. It's not a big, aggressive wine but it does have tannic strength and intensity. Malbec, Merlot and Cab Sauvignon make up the blend.
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.