2017 Bodega Garzon 'Single Vineyard' Tannat Uruguay

$29.95
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James Suckling loved this inexpensive, high-scoring gem, "A dense and layered red with dark berries, tar and hints of cherries. Full-bodied, tannic yet polished and textured. Extremely long and flavorful." Do not be scared of Tannat. Think of it as Cabernet Sauvignon slightly rougher brother. It has all the rich dark fruit you crave, with a little extra grip and a deliciously textured finished. Garzon is leading the way in crafting hearty reds at eye-brow raising inexpensive prices.
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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!

Varietal:
Tannat
Winemaker:
Alberto Antonini and Germán Bruzzone
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
12-18 months
Oak Treatment:
Untoasted French oak
Appellation:
Uruguay
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Tannat
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1040760
JS93

James Suckling

A dense and layered red with dark berries, tar and hints of cherries. Dried flowers too. Full-bodied, tannic yet polished and textured. Extremely long and flavorful. Coffee and hazelnut undertones from the balanced ripeness. Drink or hold.