This wine is currently quite big and bold. The bouquet opens with robust, abundant dark plum, cherry, boysenberry and blackberry fruit scents that are hit by notes of fresh soil, roasted cocoa nib and cigar box spice. It opens up to reveal more nuance—graphite, sweet tobacco—with time. The dark fruits and medium-plus tannins create a bold, gripping structure that fills the mouth and finishes long. It has the stuffing to age well, so drink 2022–2026.
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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).