This Belgian-style quad is bold and flavorful, opening with intense aromas of boozy raisin, prune, date, roasted malt, caramel and sweet baking spice. The mouthfeel is round and smooth, with creamy flavors of rich caramel malt, toffee and dark fruits that flood the palate. Medium yet fine carbonation adds just enough vibrancy to keep the palate from feeling too slick or heavy, while pleasant sweet smoke, cocoa powder and white pepper hints dance on the finish. A stunner to enjoy now, but would also benefit from a year or two in the cellar.
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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).