2018 Bodega Garzon 'Petit Clos' Tannat Uruguay

$69.95
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Elegance and verve are what this red is all about. With blackberry, plum, and subtle yet noticeable oak, this wine is sleek on the palate and will not overwhelm any of your culinary hits. With beautiful acidity and a complex mineral finish, be ready to pop open another.

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, Alberto Antonini
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
Cement Tanks
Appellation:
Maldonado
Vineyard:
Block #212
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Tannat
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1043195
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

Fascinating aromas of blackberries, smoke, red peppers and mahogany. Medium-to full-bodied and extremely refined and polished. Juicy and focused. Shows real finesse and character. Best tannat on earth?

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Wine Enthusiast

Plum and currant aromas are bouncy and lightly herbal. A palate with pulpy fruit and lively acidity shows good lift. Pepper, plum, cassis and berry flavors linger on a finish alongside a salty tomato-sauce note and dry tannins.