Cedar, tobacco and leather complement the notes of brambly berry, forest and a touch of cocoa spice. The medium tannins provide a gripping structure, firming the berry and plum flavors on the palate. Waves of cigar box spice and tanned hide undulate on the finish. Drinkable now, but it shows the stuffing to age gracefully as well.
Royal Wine Corporation
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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).