Winemaker: Marc Kent. This is a beautiful, layered and elegant Syrah, from a winemaker that knows how to treat it right. The bouquet is floral upfront, with assertive notes of violet, Iris, fynbos and rooibos taking centerstage to the red cherry and plum fruit core. Accents of black pepper, Thin Mint and wild herbs add depth to the medium-weight palate. The texture is smooth and easy, with medium tannins and ample acidity that carry through the long finish. It's certainly approachable now, but should continue to evolve well through 2024.
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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, 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).