2016 Bodega Garzón 'Reserve' Tannat Uruguay

$19.95
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From the free-draining "balasto" granite sands of Bodega Garzón comes this gorgeously opulent and inviting Tannat, a world (and an ocean) away from the super-tannic, often austere wines of Madiran. Look for notes of crushed boysenberry, red plum, toasted herbs, and a faintly saline, marine note. This is a fabulous wine to pair with hearty fare like braised or smoked short ribs this season.   

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!

Varietal:
Tannat
Winemaker:
Germán Bruzzone
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
6-12 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Uruguay
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Tannat
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1WGAR16IR3RSVTANNAT
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Wine Advocate

A dark purple color and lush blackberry, cassis and woodspice aromas open this full-bodied Tannat. Toasty oak graces its core blackberry flavors, creating coffee and chocolate notes. On the finish, it's peppery, full and textured. Drink through 2020

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James Suckling

Iodine, ink, tar, crushed stones and dark plum essence. This has all the hallmarks of a fruity tannat, but it's in no way too much. It combines a lovely firm tannin backbone with tangy acidity, which carries all the way to the savory finish. Drink now.