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CERRO CHAPEU RESERVA TANNAT 2018 Uruguay
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CERRO
NEW in Vintages. Extremely deep intense purple colour. Attractive, bright, ripe, Damson plum and cassis nose with some black cherry and cedar notes. Dry, medium medium-full bodied, well structured, very attractive, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, very bright, nicely balanced, gently cedary, rather grippy finish. This 100% Tannat was crushed over the tanks with 50% whole berries an aged for 12 months in second use French oak. It has 13% alcohol and 1.7 g/L residual sugar with lot number L05103021 on the back label. Tannat is historically grown in South West France in the Madiran AOC (minimum 60% Tannat) and is now one of the most prominent grapes in Uruguay, where it is considered the national grape. CSPC 19476
Type Red Table Wine
Agent HHD Imp
Country Uruguay
Region
Rating **+(89 points)
Ripe, Solid, Harmonious, Cassis
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
Planted on Cerro Chapeu's sandy soils, close to the Brazilian border in northern Uruguay and from 40-year-old vines, this tannat is a juicy and tense example of the variety. It spent a year in old barrels and offers a direct and fruity vision to help learn about the grape, and it also delivers tremendous value for money. Score - 92. (Patricio Tapia, guiadescorchados.cl, 2020) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 11, 2021
Cases bought 166 (12 bottles per case)

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