Bodega Garzón Estate, Tannat/Merlot, Uruguay
We first tried this wine out for a private online tasting. The result was unanimous - everyone loved it.
The more I’ve read about it the better it gets. Garzon is a slick winery with a growing reputation.
Uruguay is the fourth biggest producer in South America but only exports 3% of all the wine made. Tannat is a growing extremely well here (originally from Madiran in France). It has a very high polyphenol count (think similar to the force in Star Wars).
This basically means its got a hell of a lot going on and is much richer and deeper than Cabernet Sauvignon for instance. This is the reason they have added Merlot to the wine to balance it out and boy have the balanced it out.
Rated highly and one of those wines that just disappears in front of your eyes. Argentina has Malbec which has been discovered and Uruguay has Tannat that is surely about to be discovered all over the world.