Saga Pegot is a gorgeous single-block expression of Syrah, aged 14 months in French oak. The oak is present and forward, lending a great decadence to the wine by way of sweet wood and strong mocha chacteristics among the black berry and cherry fruit core. Additional nuances of licorice stick, crushed purple florals and thin mint add depth to the lush mouth. Firm, gripping tannins and a dense fruit core provide a texture like crushed velvet; drinkable now, but should age nicely through 2017.
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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).