This Cab-dominant Bordeaux-style blend needs some time to come around, with closed aromas of dark fruits, cedar, leather and cigar box trying to fully unfold in the bouquet. The mouthfeel is creamy but gripping, the texture like crushed velvet that lingers on the finish. Black berries and plum flavors fill the mouth, accented by herbal notes of thyme, sweet spice and tobacco leaf.
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).