GARZON 2016 Reserve Tannat Uruguay
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92 Points - James Suckling
90 Points - Wine Spectator + #41 of the Top 100 Wines
"Iodine, ink, tar, crushed stones and dark plum essence. This has all the hallmarks of a fruity tannat, but it's in now way too much. It combines a lovely firm tannin backbone with tangy acidity, which carries all the way to the savory finish. Drink now." James Suckling
Awards: GOLD - Concours International Sélections Mondiales des Vins
The greatest wines in the world are found where a grape varietal finds the ideal conditions to express itself in a natural and authentic way. At Bodega Garzón, we are guided by a philosophy to fully express our unique terroir with wines that are pure with distinct character and vitality, which lead to delicious drinkability.
A juicy, full-bodied wine. Rich purple in color with very fresh aromas reminiscent of red and black fruits such as plums and raspberries, with a delicate spicy nose. In the mouth, it presents a strong personality. Its mature tannins and minerality transform it into a wine with great soil identity.
- VARIETAL: 100% Tannat
- REGION: Garzon, Uruguay
- ALCOHOL: 14.5%
- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 5.5 G/l
- ACIDITY (H2T): 5.3 G/l
- PH: 3.7
- FERMENTATION: 150 HL Cement Tanks
- AGING: 6 to 12 months on the lees in French oak barrels and casks
- BOTTLING DATE: August 2017
- OENOLOGIAL CONSULTANT: Alberto Antonini
- WINEMAKER: German Bruzzone
- VITICULTURIST: Eduardo Feliz
Bodega Garzón is close to Punta del Este, La Barra, and Jose Ignacio – Uruguayan Paradise at its best, with mesmerizing landscapes.
Located eleven miles from the Atlantic Ocean, our estate has more than 1,000 small vineyard blocks covering its hillside slopes, which benefit from varying microclimates, different levels of humidity, and an intense canopy management. These factors allow the vines to develop with maximum exposure to the sun providing rich, expressive fruit. The vineyards are surrounded by lush forests, rocky soils, granite boulders, and naturally occurring palm trees.
Uruguay is renowned worldwide for the Tannat, which is the most emblematic variety in the country due to its unique velvety flavor and its innumerable international awards. Its production is bigger than those in the stock’s native regions in southwest France and displays local particularities that make it unique. Due to this identity, the world embraced the wines produced in Uruguay because they were promising, different and with a strong local character.
Bodega Garzón’s Tannat Reserva 2016 undergoes a 12-to-16-month ripening process on its lees in 50 HL untoasted French oak barrels and botles, which allow us to have a better wood and wine linking, minimizing the presence of notes coming from the toasted oak.
This Tannat is a wine of a deeply intense purple color with very fresh aromas reminding of red and black fruits, such as cherries and raspberries, together with a spiced delicate aroma. It has a great personality in mouth. Its ripe tannins and its minerality transform it into a terroir wine of great identity.