For an old wine from a weak vintage, this has its positives. For starters, the nose offers a nice mix of dried fruit, tobacco, cedar and fig paste, while the palate is properly acidic and tastes of red plum, raspberry and oak-driven vanilla. At its drinking peak now; with preserved juiciness and lots of kick.
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.