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Bodega Garzón Estate Cabernet Franc-Tannat
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Bodega Garzón Estate Cabernet Franc-Tannat 2015

Garzon, Maldonado, San José, UruguayPoured blind you could mistake this for a BC cabernet franc, though the 20 percent tannat in the blend might puzzle at first. Here, however, it's a lovely dark fruited chord in the effusive melody of herbal cassis, fresh plums, pepper and scented cedar. Tannins are well managed and finely grippy; the acidity is bright enough to lift and brighten the 14 percent alcohol here. Impressive, and drinkable now with most grilled meats.Tasted: 05 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: BC 19.99 BCLS Producer: Bodega GarzónDistributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Blend: Tannat - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 832774UPC: 7730951081317