Winemaker: Rianie Strydom. This is a structured, bold Bordeaux-style blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. It opens with upfront aromas of black currant, plum, cigar box, leather and toast that carry through to the firmly textured, gripping palate. It's young and tight now, needing time to mellow and for the black fruit core to harmonize with the assertive pepper and leathery spice tones. Drink 2018–2024.
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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).