A tremendously spicy wine with a complex nose that smells decadent. Notes of black cherry, blackberry and roasted espresso beans fill the nose and lead right through to the medium-weight mouth along with flavors of black plum skins and olive. The tannins are firmly structured among the crushed velvet texture, filling out the lush palate. Long and lingering on the finish; while delicious now, could also be held for a couple of years.
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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).