Winemaker: David Nieuwoudt. A dense and brooding selection, this bold Shiraz leads with upfront aromas of muddled raspberry, blackberry and plum fruits that are all spiced by notes of licorice, cigar tobacco, black pepper, toasted cedar and singed earth. It's a complex and layered wine, with swaths of spice that interplay with the rich fruit flavors on the plush, gripping palate. The long, evolving finish transitions from bold, ripe black fruits to game and sweet smoke and finally ending on spicy hints of anise, black tea and fruitcake spice. Drink 2018–2024.
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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).