Hecht & Bannier tends to favor a blend based on Syrah and Mourvèdre, here 55% and 35% respectively, with a small addition of Carignan to add lively spice and vibrant acidity. Aromas of rosemary and thyme sprigs spice up the ripe fruit core, while the medium-length finish offers a lovely dusting of black pepper on the end. Drink now–2015.
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).