This lush, rich bottling leads with abundant oak-derived aromas of sweet spice, pencil shavings, whole vanilla bean and sweet wood. Raspberry sauce, macerated boysenberry and blackberry-coulis fruit tones lend some supporting fruit character. The palate is full and plush, while the woody tannins only come into play on the medium-length finish.
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).