Pine resin and grapefruit pith dominate the bouquet for sure, but a second deep nosing can uncover soft notes of dried apricot and fresh caramel squares in the background. Clean and balanced in the mouth, it's full-bodied and assertive but balanced between the hop and malt characters. A touch of green peppercorn jazzes up the finish, showing great evolution from toasty grain to spice and finally to piney hop bitterness.
Tasting Director/Senior Editor Lauren Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast in 2006. Thanks to her father, she developed a strong love for wine at an early age, with an enduring passion and respect for all things vinous. Today, Lauren is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program, and reviews wines from Languedoc-Roussillon and South Africa, as well as beer.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.