If a country could have a national grape, then Uruguay could lay claim to Tannat. You might be familiar with Tannat as producing the famous “black wines of Cahors” in South West France. Uruguayan winemakers have made it their own in a lighter, less tannic style. Dense purple in colour, it has an earthy, black plum bouquet lifted with oak spice; medium to full-bodied, its dry, ripe plum flavour is seasoned with a peppery note; it’s firmly structured with evident tannins but well-integrated oak.
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