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Garzón Balastotext

Garzón Balasto 2018

Garzon, Maldonado, San José, UruguayIf you want to know all the commotion with concrete fermenters, you need only taste the texture in this wine fermented in 80 hectolitre cement tanks. It spent 20 months in 25 and 50 hectolitre untoasted French oak barrels, where oxygen breathing through the barrels was the primary tool. The blend is a bit bizarro at 40% tannat, 34% cabernet franc, 18% petit verdot, 5% merlot and 3% marselan. At this point, it needs time to open up in the glass because right out of the bottle, it is a bit stuffed up, but fear not, within a few minutes, the nose cleans up, and the subtle blue, black, and red fruit return in spades. It is a delicious wine with silky soft tannins, all with an pleasant alcohol level of 13.5%. This one is ready to drink but should age effortlessly into 2030.Tasted: 01 June 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
CDN$90.00750mlestimated retail
Producer: Bodega GarzónDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Tannat - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot - Merlot - MarselanUPC: 7730951082437