Bodega Garzón Balasto 2017/2018
Garzón’s top selection – a blend of tannat and cabernet franc, with a touch of merlot and marselan. This elegantly spiced Bodega Garzón Balasto displays fresh red and black fruit notes. In the mouth, the tannins are juicy and vibrant with energy yet savoury and silky with each sip. The balancing on the palate of fruity and savoury element, accompanied by the creaminess in the finish gives an intriguing taste. This gives Bodega Garzón Balasto a structured and polished with excellent texture and long finish.
40% Tannat, 35% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Marselan. The ballast soil at Bodega Garzón is made up of decomposed granite, which has excellent drainage and minerality. It is ideal for providing the complexity, energy and vibrancy to this iconic Uruguyan wine. Fermented in cement and then aged for 20 months in untoasted French oak.
Pairing tips: A dynamic bottle that goes perfectly with a good cut of steak that brings out the complexity and savoury element of this bouquet.
Vintage available: 2017 / 2018
How about a solid bottle of 100% Tannat!
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Transparent and direct with dark berries, asphalt and lavender. Medium to full body, very silky tannins and a persistent and beautiful finish. Most balanced blend of this. A blend of 50 per cent tannat, 40 per cent cabernet franc, five per cent marselan and five per cent merlot.
– 95 Points
Ripe nose of dense berry fruit with well-managed oak notes and earthy undertones. Really fresh acidity and lovely purity.