Bodega Garzon

Reserva Tannat 2018

v18. Very good! Soft smoked meat nose. Fresh black cherry and mint fruit. Bright, clean, slightly chalky finish. Nice food wine. — 10 days ago

Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont)

Madiran Menhir Tannat Blend 2007

Earthy with stewed black and red fruits. Soft, resolved tannins, and nice balance. — 10 days ago

Anthony, Jay and 6 others liked this

Bodega Garzon

Single Vineyard Tannat 2018

Needs time but still enjoying it. I decanted for about two hours. Last glass was more like a 9.2. — a month ago

Brent, Trixie and 1 other liked this

Château Bouscassé

Madiran Tannat Blend 2017

After decanting and letting rest for a while it is a great well balanced wine — 17 days ago


ArretXea Grand Reserve Tannat Blend 2015

Dark, glass-clinging ruby red with black core. Inviting nose of tarry blackberry and burnt violets. Full palate yields the same in a cobbler with dried plum (not prune… more desiccated) and a hint of cocoa Creme. Dusty medium tannins… far less assertive than the primary variety would portend. Medium plus acidity. Evidence that Uruguay can produce premium wines at a reasonable price. True to their Italian heritage, the Pisano brothers make wines that fit the local cuisine. In this case, beef is where it's at, but any hearty fare (ribs, root veggies, tenderloin, cassoulet) will pair well. Drink now through 2028. — 14 days ago

Ron, Byron and 1 other liked this

Domingo Molina

Malbec-Tannant Molina Red Blend

Holding it this long was perfect. Ready to drink with dinner, and a revelation, blending those two varietals. Wish I had more. — 3 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Pierre Laplace

Madiran Tannat Blend 2013

Tannat (80%)/Cabernet Franc (20%) blend. Deep purple color. Dark black fruit aromas and flavors. Hints of smoke and oak. Just a bit of a green note but it incorporates beautifully. Nicely structured, as the Tannat was not over extracted. Tannins are present but not overly grippy. Alcohol is also reasonable at 13.5%. This wine has benefited from aging. Thank You Ron B. — 24 days ago

Bob, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Domingo Molina

Hermanos Valles Calchaquíes Tannat 2016


Excellent for the price! A cab drinker’s Malbec. Dark fruit but not overly so. Balanced and earthy. Would get again. Grey first xplor wine club bottle! — 15 days ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Bodega Garzon


Really loved this at Sommerin with @raj and @Peter Akers - savoury, heavy but balanced tannins and quite unusual but delicious flavour. Highly recommend — 23 days ago

Château Peyros

Greenwich .43N Madiran Tannat 2000

Deep almost black color, ruby, with slight orange shades. Advanced open nose, wood-smoked black fruits, graphite charcoal, tobacco, roasting. Mouth with dense but flexible tannic material. The breeding is perfectly melted and seems to be able to withstand another 5 or 10 years of aging without problems. A gourmet class wine at an affordable price.

Robe profonde presque noire, rubis, au légères nuances orangée. Nez ouvert évolué, fruits noirs bois-fumé, charbon graphite, tabac, torréfaction. Bouche à la matière tannique dense mais souple. L’élevage est parfaitement fondu et semble pouvoir supporter encore 5 ou 10 ans de garde sans problème. Un vin de classe gastronomique à prix abordable.
— a month ago

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