This 95% Syrah wine (with 5% Grenache) is thick and hearty with a strong black fruit core augmented by nuances of flinty minerality, dark chocolate, tobacco and leather. Chewy and firm in the mouth with assertive tannins that linger through the finish. It could use some time to integrate and mellow; try after 2012.
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).