This blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot is dense and heady, with bold scents of black-fruit preserves, blackberry, licorice, mocha and balsamic. The crushed-velvet texture is supported by fine yet gripping tannins, lending ample structure to the dark black plum and cherry fruit flavors. Final notes of tree bark, leather and olive tapenade grace the close. Drink now–2022.
Classic Wines, Inc
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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).