The nose is gorgeous; the black plum and cherry fruit mingle seamlessly with licorice root, crushed violet and cocoa nib aromas. The tannins are so firm and assertive it almost kills your palate, with the fruit squeezing out on the end only after the astringency subsides. It shows promise, but needs a little more time to come together and smooth out.
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).