Winemaker: Johan Malan. A concentrated, jammy selection, this leads with rich notes of black berry preserves, cherry and plum that are framed by supporting nots of licorice, sweet smoke and purple florals. The palate is smooth and plush, boasting ripe dark-fruit flavors and velvety tannins that carry through to the close. Kisses of mocha and black pepper grace the finish. Attractive and accessible enough to enjoy now, though it should show better from 2017–2021.
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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, 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).