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Garzón Tannat Reservatext
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Garzón Tannat Reserva 2020

Garzon, Maldonado, San José, Uruguay2019 was a roller coaster year in Uruguay that began with fine weather, followed by mid-season rain before ending dry and cool. In the end, it was perfection for red wines and one of the best at Garzón. Tannat seems to thrive in the poor, well-drained soils 17 kilometres from the cool Atlantic coast. Expect a deep purple colour, red and black fruits, and a grape variety not known for its elegance, with some of the softest textures in the business. But, it doesn't stop there. You can add some electric minerality to the mix giving the label life. The Garzón philosophy, led by Alberto Antonini and Germán Bruzzone Eduardo Félix, fully expresses the special terroir with 1,000 small vineyard blocks clinging to steep hillsides. The pair has crafted wines of amazing grace while retaining the power of tannat and its famous full flavours. Again, I hope this wine finally gets the recognition it deserves across Canada. So stock up; they are giving it away.Tasted: 10 July 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 22.99 BCLS Producer: Bodega GarzónDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: TannatCSPC: 199810UPC: 7730951080280