Like a moody teenager in a bottle, this is a dark and brooding wine with heady, dark fruit notes of black cherry, boysenberry and plum all graced with accents of minerality and garrigue herbs. The mouth, big and firm, shows assertive tannins and a tight structure that promise longevity. Black licorice, fresh cigar tobacco and roasted espresso grinds all dance on the endless finish. Drinkable now, but should hold nicely through 2016.
Gerard Bertrand USA
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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).