The cold conditions of the 2011 vintage are evident on this hard, gritty wine with olive and tarry aromas. This feels rough and grating, with burnt, peppery flavors of olive and dried fruits. A tart finish with leaf and asphalt flavors fails to redeem the wine.
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.