Winemaker: Adi Badenhorst. Leave it to Swartland renegade Badenhorst to bring something different and unique to the table. This Muscat Blanc was aged in an oak cask for a year and a half, then bottled unfiltered, resulting in a slightly hazy, golden-yellow pour that opens with insanely intense, rich notes of clove-spiked orange rind, potpourri, ginger-peach candies, pineapple core, dried apricot and marmalade. There's no shortage of flavor here, either, as those notes carry through to the round, slightly tannic palate of texture and length. Spicy and powerful, this is a pleasure to drink now or can be held through 2021.
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).