Pine resin and grapefruit pith dominate the bouquet for sure, but a second deep nosing can uncover soft notes of dried apricot and fresh caramel squares in the background. Clean and balanced in the mouth, it's full-bodied and assertive but balanced between the hop and malt characters. A touch of green peppercorn jazzes up the finish, showing great evolution from toasty grain to spice and finally to piney hop bitterness.
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).