Looks almost black until you hold it up to the light and see tiny glimmers of red along the rim. Aromas of licorice, caramel and toasted nuts are assertive but not aggressive. Sweeter flavors of toffee, dark berries and cocoa powder develop after a swallow, with a soft hop bitterness spicing up the finish. A quaffer for sure.
12 oz/6 pack
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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).