“The wine offers deep and delicious red fruit with spicy and earthy touches over an especially fierce tannic structure that’s as solid as cement. An archetypical Canelones Tannat and an Uruguayan classic”

 Patricio Tapia, Descorchados 2019, 95 Points

Grape variety: 100% Tannat

Variety characteristics: Tannat is a red wine grape, historically grown in South West France in the Madiran AOC and is now one of the most prominent grapes in Uruguay, where it is considered the “national grape”. The Tannat wines produced here are characterized by more elegant and softer tannins and blackberry fruit notes.

Location of our vineyards: Etchevarría, Canelones, Uruguay, located just 25 km away from the Rio de la Plata.

Soil: Calcareous and permeable undulating fields.

Harvest-Date: Early March

Harvest: Manually collected in 18 kg boxes.

Fermentation: 17 days

Malolactic Fermentation: Yes.

Oak ageing: 18 months 80% new oak barrels, 20% second use barrels.

Description: This wine shows an intense and bright Bordeaux colour, with purple glints. It has a round structure, a generous fruit expression and a very complex character with aromas of red fruits, cassis, licorice and a touch of coffee, chocolate and leather. It has a long lingering finish with a pleasant and harmonious balance of fruits.

Food Pairing: Is the perfect match for the best barbecued Uruguayan meat.

Recommended Serving Temperature: 16º to 18ºC.

Decanting: It is recommended to decant as it has natural sediments, and a little aeration will help it to express its maximum potential.


Awards & Reviews

Tim Atkin

Author: Tim Atkin / Country: GB
Harvest: 2015 / Score: 93

Catad’or – Alistair Cooper

Author: Alistair Cooper / Country: GB-CL
Harvest: 2015 / Score: 92


Author: Patricio Tapia / Country: CL
Harvest: 2015 / Score: 95

“The wine offers deep and delicious red fruit with spicy and earthy touches over
an especially fierce tannic structure that is as solid as cement.
An archetypical Canelones Tannat and an Uruguayan classic.”

James Suckling

Author: James Suckling / Country: US
Harvest: 2015 / Score: 92

“An excellent tannat that shows pretty blue fruit, such as blueberries and
blackberries, as well as iodine, crushed stones and cloves.
Full-bodied with plenty of chewy tannins, but it’s all delivered with finesse
and vibrancy. Drink in 2022.”


Author: Julia Harding / Caountry: UK
Harvest: 2013 / Score: 17++

“The ‘A’ in the wine name indicates that this was their first Grand Reserve, first vintage 2005, their first ‘icon’ wine, says Andrés Marichal. Single vineyard, one parcel of 40-year-old vines. Since 2005 they have seen the potential for this. Older vines and more limestone, good drainage, naturally low yields, occasional green harvest. Until 2013 they fermented it with selected yeast but now they use ambient yeast. French and US oak, 50/50, and for this vintage the oak was 100% new. He and many other winemakers believe that US oak is good for Tannat because it speeds up tannin evolution. But 100% would be too sweet. US oak gives the creaminess to the tannins in Tannat.
Very deep black cherry colour. Both ripe and savoury at the same time. Some dried fruits – fig, dried cherry – but also olives and lots of black fruit not cassis. Has some vanilla sweetness but that is balanced by the savoury black-olive depth. Big and powerful in the mouth but balanced by the freshness. Some earthy notes and very aromatic even with all this intenisty. Chewy but ripe tannins. Satisfying, chewy and long. (JH) 13.1%
Drink 2018-2028


Author: Don Winkler/ Country: US
Harvest: 2013 / Score: 93

The Tannat A Grand Reserve opens with a beautifully perfumed, ripe, spicy nose. It proceeds to a lush, silky palate with impressive depth of fruit on a pure, impeccably balanced palate, all backed up with firm, round tannins. Outstanding. Sourced from a 40 year old, single vineyard.


Author: Michael Schachner / Country: US
Harvest: 2011 / Score: 83

“Raisiny aromas muscle out anything else on the nose of this jammy, clumsy
wine that is oddly raisiny and acidic on the palate. Baked berry, tomato and
saucy flavors finish briny, drawn and tangy.”


Author: Juan Diego Wasilevsky / Country: AR
Harvest: 2007 / Score: 83

“De lo mejor de Uruguay en materia de Tannat. Este vino, que pasó 18 meses en
barricas de roble francés y americano, se luce con fruta roja casi confitada, con
muy buena carga de notas especiadas, café y un rico tostado. En boca revalida
su título de vino ícono: concentrado, elegante y redondo. Antes de concluir con
un largo e intenso final, despliega más notas de fruta y de vainilla. Alta gama
en su máxima expresión. ”


Author: Marisa D’Vari / Country: US
Harvest: 2009

“In oak for 18 months and bottle for two years – it is only made in the best vintages,
Deep concentrated ruby/garnet color, aroma of deep ripe cherries … on the palate a velvet richness from the oak aging (both French and American oak). One can enjoy it as one would a fine Bordeaux, as this wine also has similar complexity and something like Prince Edward Cherry tobacco on the palate.”

Additional Information

Volume: 750 ml
Weight (Kg): 1.15 kg
Bottles per box: 6 o 12 Bot/box
Box size: 6 Bot: 25×17,5×30 cm
  12 Bot: 35×27,5×40 cm
Boxes per pallet: Boxes of 6 Bot: 168 boxes
  Boxes of 12 Bot: 84 boxes
Boxes per Euro-pallet: Boxes of 6 Bot: 80 boxes
  Boxes of 12 Bot: 40 boxes
Barcode EAN 13: 7730563014086
Barcode DUN 14: Boxes of 6 Bot: 37730563014087
Boxes of 12 Bot: 17730563014083