Very basic aromas are probably the best part. The mouth is thick and syrupy, and the flavors run toward prune. On the finish, oak gives off a coffee flavor, but there's still a lot of sugar there. It seems a bit off the mark, with no real correlation between the aromas and flavors. —M.S.
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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.