Lauren Buzzeo

Tasting Director/Senior Editor

Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Rousillon. Reviews beers.

Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2006 as a tasting coordinator. Thanks to her father, she developed an interest in and love of wine at an early age, and her respect and adoration for all things vinous has remained strong ever since. Today, Lauren is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program, and currently reviews the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon and South Africa, as well as beers. 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. Lauren is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).

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Miltenberger Dunkles Hefe Weizen Dark Wheat Beer

  1. $4
Don’t let the color fool you—this brown beauty may look bold and powerful, but it’s remarkably smooth and approachable. Attractive aromas and flavors of caramel malt, toasted wheat, peanut shells, brown banana, clove and a touch of cocoa fill the nose and medium-weight mouth. Although there’s a lot going on, it’s all harmonious and well-balanced, with medium…  — L.B.  (8/1/2014)
90
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Château de Lancyre 2013 Rosé (Coteaux du Languedoc Pic Saint Loup)

  1. $21
This blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Cinsault is bold and lively, with aromas and flavors of ripe raspberry, red cherry and white melon, framed by hints of garrigue. The subtly textured palate lends structure and depth, with ample acidity providing lift and balance. Pair this with simple grilled meat or chicken.  — L.B.  (8/1/2014)
90
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Belgh Brasse Mons Abbey Witte d’Abbaye

  1. $10
This Canadian wit is brewed with Styrian Golding and Hallertau Hersbrücker hops, as well as the typical coriander and orange zest, which really shine on the bouquet. Medium weight on the palate, it’s a well-balanced and flavorful selection, with notes of orange essence, sweet wheat malt, banana and Belgian yeast. The carbonation is medium intense, and there’s a…  — L.B.  (8/1/2014)
90
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Miltenberger Helles Hefe Weizen Wheat Beer

  1. $4
This is a clean, classic hefeweizen that’s light gold in color and pours with a thick off-white head. Traditional aromas of wheat, banana, orange zest, white pepper and clove unfold in the bouquet and transition into the medium-weight mouth. Additional notes of freshly baked bread, caramel malt and banana pudding add depth and richness, but are livened by the crisp…  — L.B.  (8/1/2014)
89
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Côté Mas 2012 Rosé Aurore (Pays d'Oc)

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  1. $12
Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 20% Syrah, this is a vibrant, floral rosé, offering upfront aromas of iris, lavender and laurel that complement the raspberry and strawberry-hull core. The fruity palate is bright and refreshing, with ample acidity and just a hint of orange blossom on the finish.  — L.B.  (8/1/2014)
89
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Chateau du Donjon 2013 Rosé (Minervois)

  1. $17
A bright and aromatic selection, this leads with fragrances of strawberry, cherry, talc, peony and white tea. The light-weight palate is extremely lively and attractive, with tart, zippy flavors of cranberry and melon rind that transition to attractive garrigue and white-flower tones on the finish.  — L.B.  (8/1/2014)
89
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Domaine Montrose 2013 La Balade Rosé (Côtes de Thongue)

  1. $20
A well-balanced and layered selection, subtle floral aromas of peony and sweet pea complement the fruity scents of red cherry, strawberry and watermelon. A soft sweet-spice accent adds interest to the palate, with a slight creaminess to the midpalate that’s lifted by ample acidity, finishing clean.  — L.B.  (8/1/2014)
89
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Vignobles Jeanjean 2013 Domaine Le Pive Gris Rosé (Sable de Camargue)

  1. $16
An extremely pale blush color, hints of banana and peach accent aromas of ripe strawberries and raspberries. Light weight and refreshing, this boasts zippy acidity and a fruity, mouthwatering palate that ends brisk and clean.  — L.B.  (8/1/2014)
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