Terrific Tannat from Uruguay, the Bodega Garzon Tannat Reserve.
Sample submitted for review. The Bodega Garzon Tannat Reserve has an SRP of $20 and is available for as low as $12-$14. (Previous vintages have been spotted at Costco.) Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits.
Roasted game meats are the ideal pairing for this Tannat. The most traditional pairing is slowly cooked leg of lamb flavored with sage, mint, garlic and olive oil. It also pairs beautifully with blue cheese and toasted walnuts.
Estate Grown, Produced & Bottled by Bodega Garzon
We’re huge fans of Tannat and we long ago predicted the Uruguayan version of this big, tannic grape would take off, and while we seemed to be a bit premature in that prediction we’d still be delighted to see it happen.
The 2018 Bodega Garzon Tannat Reserve begins with an enticing, delicious aroma of ripe, dark fruit along with licorice and lots of varied spice notes. Tasting the wine reveals tons of deep, dark fruit flavors. It’s full-bodied and tannic but also very smooth and it gets even better as it has time in the glass. This is right up our alley! Lovely notes of dried herbs float under the fruit and lead into the long, dry, savory finish. Fantastic.