Winemaker: Miles Mossop. This is a somewhat special release, as Mossop is not only the current chairman of the CWG but also on his way out of an 18-year-long tenure at Tokara (to focus his attention on his eponymous brand). It opens with soft, seductive ripe-black fruit that are hit with good doses of vanilla, baking spice and crushed violets. The medium-weight palate offers a crushed-satin texture, as ample tannins frame the lush dark-fruit flavors. It's attractive and enticing now, but should continue to mature well through 2023.
Dreyfus, Ashby & Co
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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).