The nose is heavily barrel dominated: aromas of barbecue sauce and sawdust overwhelm any piquant red fruit that might be hanging around. Flavors of light cherry, molasses and red chilies turn lemony as the oak takes over the palate. This wine really pushes the oak, so much so that it falters.
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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.