Garzon Tannat 2017
SKU: 02754

Garzon Tannat 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region Uruguay
Brand Garzon
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Elegant and powerful, this wine greets you with beautiful aromas of raspberry and red cherry followed by delicious flavors of black plum, rhubarb and tobacco mixed with dark chocolate and white pepper. It has a finish that presents a brilliant tension between silky tannins and supple fruit. A wine of great structure, it pairs nicely with regional dishes such as local lamb. Cured cheeses like Parmesan or a duck cassoulet showcase the wine's spicy notes. It pairs perfectly with traditional French cuisine.
Wine Spectator
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An intensely juicy version, with raspberry and red plum flavors that feature pepper and slate accents. Features grippy tannins, with crunchy minerality, on the finish. Drink now through 2025. 6,500 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we90

For textbook modern Uruguayan Tannat, look no further than this. A ripe black-fruit aroma melds with flowers, while this is smooth and balanced on the palate. Blackberry and spiced plum flavors are lightly touched by oak and peppery spice, with a steady finish that brings this home.

Michael Schachner, June 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Tannat Reserva was aged for six to 12 months in untoasted and used French wood of varying sizes. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. This, despite the alcohol level, feels like an elegant and lightweight Tannat (a grape that can produce some serious blockbusters), but it is very tasty, shows mid-palate finesse and finishes well. In its youth, this is quite the charmer, combining some appealing fruitiness with that graceful presentation and respectable structure. It could use another few months in bottle, but you can certainly drink it now. It's less clear how well it will age, but most will consume this in the first few years anyway. At the moment, you might like it better than the score suggests.

Mark Squires, December 28, 2018