This dense, ripe wine opens with a core of black berry and plum aromas that are framed by herbal notes of menthol, violet, pepper and garrigue. The palate follows suit, with similarly concentrated blackberry, cherry and boysenberry flavors that are spiced by notes of black tea, sweet spice, char and bacon. It's thick and firmly textured, with gripping tannins and a long, dry finish. Drink now—2019.
Gerard Bertrand USA
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Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
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).