While this smells directly from the Old World, it's appealing and unique in style for Argentina. For starters, it's mature, bordering on old. Because of vital acidity, it's in good shape, with stewed berry, tobacco, spice and chocolate flavors. On the finish, pepper and bitter coffee notes enter the picture. Drink this one-of-a-kind Merlot now.
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.