Winemaker: Adi Badenhorst. There's a distinct earthy, gamy funk to the nose of this wine, showcased in scents of woodland berries, cured meat, tree bark and damp leaves. It's supported by a core of ripe wild strawberry, raspberry and boysenberry, which flesh out the smooth, medium-weight palate. The tannins are gripping, yet well-integrated with the fruit, giving a pleasant grip and texture to the long, spicy finish. It's enjoyable now, but should continue to gain interest and complexity through 2023.
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, previously 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).