With 14 months in new oak and a whopping 16% alcohol, you might think this wine is going to be too big and over the top, but while it's ripe and rich it's also well made and balanced. Berry preserves mixed with fennel seeds and coffee grinds dominate the profile, with a solid black pepper kick to keep things lively on the lengthy finish.
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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).