2018 Bodega Garzon Single Vineyard Tannat Maldonado, Uruguay
Of a deep purple color, this powerful Tannat has an elegant nose, with aromas reminiscent of red fruits such as cherries and strawberries, black plums, tobacco and black chocolate on a spice-flavored range. It is a full-bodied wine with a juicy and fresh mouth, pleasant sensation and a long and vibrant finish.
Rated 94 Points James Suckling
Extremely perfumed with violet and blueberry aromas that follow through to a full body with creamy, refined tannins. Wonderful depth, due to the compact fruit and vertical line of tannins. Black pepper to the dark fruit. Better in two or three years. Try after 2022.
Rated 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
This is a ripe version of Tannat, with earth and blackberry aromas leading the charge. Toasty dark-fruit flavors benefit from integrated oak, while this tastes peppery on the finish. The palate shows a lot of grip, so it’s best to serve this with meat. Drink through 2025.
Rated 92 Points Decanter
Aromatic, smoky with lots of spice, leather and some tobacco. Solid, peppery, delicious and serious. Polished tannins with lovely texture.
Rated 91 Points Wine & Spirits
A supple, Atlantic red, this is a generous take on tannat with its bright flavors of cranberries and thyme. The tannins have the succulence of ripe plum skins, with a dark rose scent that lasts. Delicious with thick-cut lamb chops off the grill.