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Bodega Garzón Reserve Cabernet Franc
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16¾/20

Bodega Garzón Reserve Cabernet Franc 2015

Garzon, Maldonado, San José, UruguayConsulting winemaker Alberto Antonini has high hopes for cabernet franc at Garzón and we can see why. Fermentation in large concrete tanks, this spent 6-12 months on the lees in French barrels and casks. Intense medicinal-scented blackberry and cherry aromas lead into a softer palate of the same, with light smoke, branch and dark-cocoa dusted tannins swelled by a gentle lift of acidity. Very structured, this full-bodied cabernet franc is brightened with fresh minerality throughout. Highly drinkable now - especially with grilled meats or mushroom ragout - but you could age this through 2020 with no issues. Impressive.Tasted: 05 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: CDN 29.99 estimated retail Producer: Bodega GarzónDistributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Varietal: Cabernet FrancUPC: 7730951081331