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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BODEGA GARZON
One of 72 items (60% of 136 releases) not presented for evaluation under new LCBO policies. The agent did not provide me with a sample and, unfortunately, it was late in arriving at LCBO stores. Here is my note: Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, very youthful, rather tight, grippy, slightly baked, ripe plum nose with some gently cedary, notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, quite well structured, very slightly spicy, intense, youthful, somewhat grippy, firm, plum flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, faintly peppery, sandalwood-cedar finish. Needs time and improved with overnight decanting! It has 14.5% alcohol and 6 g/L residual sugar with a hefty 5.3 g/l total acidity. Winemaker Alberto Antonini fermented this 100% estate Tannat in 150-hl cement tanks before aging it for only 6-12 months on its lees in 50-hl French oak barrels and larger casks. The 2015 last appeared in Vintages (***) with 92-points on August 18, 2018 at $19.95 and was Recommended Best Buy. This 2016 is very different from the previous, riper, fruity 2014 and 2015 releases. CSPC 558916
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Bar Win
Country Uruguay
Rating **+(89 points)
Firm, Youthful, Grippy, Intense
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Iodine, ink, tar, crushed stones and dark plum essence. This has all the hallmarks of a fruity tannat, but it's in no way too much. It combines a lovely firm tannin backbone with tangy acidity, which carries all the way to the savory finish. Drink now. Score - 92 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jan. 7, 2019) Price $ 21.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 6, 2019
Cases bought 373 (12 bottles per case)

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