Zarate is known for its late-release, leesy Albariños balanced by shearing acidity. El Palomar is cut from that cloth; it shows baked apple, oak and warmth on the nose, while the palate is razor sharp, with clean-cutting acidity. Flavors of vanilla and toast mix with spice and citrus, while the finish is long and woody, but not resiny or thick. Drink through 2015.
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.