Earthy notes of fresh whole tobacco leaf, licorice and vanilla bean spice up the blackberry and cassis fruit on the nose and palate. The velvety mouthfeel is loaded with dusty, fine-grain tannins, with a lifting acidity that keeps the long, cedary finish fresh and vibrant. Ready to drink now, but should also keep nicely for another 2–4 years.
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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).