Oak on top of more oak is the calling card here, while underneath you'll find blackberry fruit. There's a juicy part to the wine, but only after digging through a layer of dill-scented wood. Tannic, full-bodied and lengthy, it needs three years at least to show its true self. Now it's just an oaked-up baby.
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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.