Bouza 2018 Tannat Reserva from Uruguay


"This midnight black, heavily extracted Tannat is like a trip 20 years back in time to when bigger was better. A reduced nose is syrupy and rich, while this feels lush but with healthy core acidity. Blackened toast, licorice and peppercorn flavors sit atop Port-like blackberry and cassis." Wine Enthusiast 90 Points
  • Grapes are sourced from three maritime influenced sites – Melilla, a fairly cool climate site that surrounds the winery; Las Violetas, a warmer, clay driven site about 15 miles north of the winery; and Pan de Azucar, one of the country’s premier coastal vineyards and a site that sits below the world renowned rock formation of the same name, located about an hour east of Montevideo. Vineyard rows in Melilla are uniquely topped with two feet of pink granite from a local quarry to collect and radiate additional heat for their grapes.
  • No irrigation – All vines are dry farmed for maximum depth of flavor in the finished wine.
  • This is a textbook Uruguayan Tannat with tremendous purity and sense of place, and is the bottling used by most wine educators around the world when teaching students about the category.

Garnet red color with petrol highlights. Very expressive in the nose with black fruits, mulberries, cassis, raisins, over an elegant smoky background. Velvety but marked tannins. Balanced and persistent final bouquet.

Juan and Elisa Bouza established their winery in 2000 by restoring a historic winery originally built in the 1940’s by Numa Pesquera in the outskirts of Montevideo.
Over the last ten years Bouza has established itself as Uruguay’s most critically acclaimed producer.
Uruguay’s temperate, Atlantic influenced climate sees four distinct seasons and temperatures rarely exceed 93 degrees.
Bouza’s Winemaker, Dr. Eduardo Boido, is considered Uruguay’s authority on all things Tannat.

Collections: Southern Hemisphere, Wine

Type: WINE

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