Winemaker: Pierre Wahl. This is a ripe and decadent expression of Pinotage, which is not uncommon from Rijk's. It leads with seductive notes of black forest cake, baked brown sugar and brambly berries, all of which continue on to the smooth, silky palate. The medium-length finish boasts notes of raspberry sauce and spied chocolate-berry compote, with just enough acidity to keep it from feeling overly done or heavy. Drink now–2020.
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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).