Currently, notes of mocha and chocolate-covered cherry lead the nose of this wine, but there's earthy nuance and restrained red-fruit notes underneath that suggest this wine could benefit from a bit more time for full expression. The structured tannins provide a crushed-velvet texture that retains good grip through the close, with cherry- and plum-skin flavors that carry on through the lingering spicy finish. Try in late 2018 and through 2022.
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).