This is a complex and layered wine, with forward notes of crème de cassis, menthol, pepper, licorice and leather that are supported by a core of ripe plum and blackberry fruit. A blend of 37% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot, the plush and creamy texture is complemented by velvety tannins and hints of singed earth and bramble on the finish. Drink now–2021.
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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).