This is a complex and delicious wine that's completely inviting now, but should continue to hold well for another 5–10 years. Earthy, herbal notes of tobacco leaf, leather, cigar box and crushed violets open the bouquet, grounded by a core of lush, ripe blackberry, currant, raspberry sauce and blueberry crumble. The mouthfeel is full and robust, yet structured by fine but present tannins and bold spicy tones that carry through to the enduring finish. Drink now–2022.
Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
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).