Bouza Tempranillo Tannat Reserve
We’re talking Uruguay here. This is what? The last frontier of wine? Bodega Bouza was born in 1942. They took the French chateau model and went for quality over quantity. They have about 22 hectares of vineyard between two sites. There they grow Albarino, Chardonnay, Merlot, Tempranillo and Tannat. Tannat is Uruguay’s signature grape. Heroically tannic in it’s native town of Madiran (southwest France). Here it takes on a much more charming and altogether pleasing profile.
Today’s one hit wonder is a 2011, 60/40 blend of Tempranillo / Tannat. Aged nine months in French and American oak. It has taken numerous silver and golds in Europe and South America, but nothing here as this USA’s debut vintage.
These guys are serious about their wines. One taste and you’ll know. This liquid is black purple. The aromas are new and tight; sweet wood vanilla, cedar plank, blue-black fruit, licorice, humidity, and leather. The nose hasn’t really developed yet. The mouth is a knock out. It rolls in with rich blackberry-blueberry pie, sweet chewy tannins, viscosity and firm lengthy acids. It’s punchy. Drinks great now and over the next 5 years. In short it’s our kinda wine!
To order call mike at 907 677 9050 or email email@example.com. Available at Huffman only.
List Price $23.59
Your Price $19.89
Mike McVittie CSW
Anchorage Wine House
Land Line Huffman Store
907 677 9050
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