De Toren's Merlot-based Bordeaux-style blend also includes 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot. It leads with earthy aromas of black-currant leaf, fresh tobacco and menthol that support the black-fruit core of plum, cherry and fig. The palate is full and round, but with enough tannic structure to keep it from feeling too rich or opulent. A toasty cocoa accent lingers long on the close. Drink now–2017.
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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, 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).