2018 Bodega Garzon 'Single Vineyard' Tannat Uruguay


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. Enjoy a bottle, buy a case.

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 and Germán Bruzzone
12 to 18 Months
Oak Treatment:
25 and 50 HL untoasted French oak casks
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Tannat
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750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

Extremely perfumed with violet and blueberry aromas that follow through to a full body with creamy, refined tannins. Wonderful depth, due to the compact fruit and vertical line of tannins. Black pepper to the dark fruit. Better in two or three years. Try after 2022.


Wine Enthusiast

This is a ripe version of Tannat, with earth and blackberry aromas leading the charge. Toasty dark-fruit flavors benefit from integrated oak, while this tastes peppery on the finish. The palate shows a lot of grip, so it’s best to serve this with meat.



Aromatic, smoky with lots of spice, leather and some tobacco. Solid, peppery, delicious and serious. Polished tannins with lovely texture.