2015 Bodega Garzon Marselan Uruguay


This wine was a revelation to us, and the best summer barbecue candidate we’ve tasted in a long time! Marselan is a crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, and this offspring wants to PARTY. Packed to the chops with sultry black cherry fruit, this is a wine for Amarone and ripasso lovers to drink by the grill if we ever saw one. It’s totally irresistible, especially at this price. 

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Blessed with pristine views of the Atlantic, an unspoiled ecosystem, and dusty, charismatic back streets, the Punta del Este zone of Uruguay is very quickly becoming a new Côte d’Azur for discerning travelers of means. Nearby, wine entrepreneur Alejandro Bulgheroni established Bodega Garzón, a sustainable, earth-friendly wine estate, restaurant, and private club. Wind and solar power provide 40% of the property’s energy needs, and world-renowned chef Francis Mallman is the Ambassador and Culinary Director for the estate. Quite simply, no expense has been spared to make this winery a showpiece of the southern hemisphere. Blessed with fast-draining granite sands called “balasto,” these rolling hills are heaven for wine grapes, especially Tannat. We were also thrilled to discover some delightful reds like Petit Verdot and Marselan, as well as award-winning Albariño that is some of the best made outside of Spain. We invite you to experience just how sumptuous and luxurious Uruguayan wine can be!

Alberto Antonini
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Marselan
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