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Tannat from Bodega Bouza, Uruguay

I was surprised to find the last bottle of wine that I purchased from Bodega Bouza was from the 2008 vintage and detailed in my post Two Wines From South America. In looking through my notes I did taste the 2011 vintage at the Embassy of  Uruguay.  Unaware of this lapse I have simply glossed over the vintage on the labels at the store until the other week.  It turns out that the 2012 Bodega Bouza, Tannat Reserva, Montevideo is another solid effort that will appeal to many.  For my preferences the smoke and vanilla were too obvious but its possible they will integrate with time.  Regardless if you are new to the wines of Uruguay this wine will please you.  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.


2012 Bodega Bouza, Tannat Reserva, Montevideo – $19
Imported by SWF Imports.  This wine is 100% Tannat sources from Las Violets and Melilla.  The fruit was fermented in a combination of stainless steel, concrete, and oak foudres then aged for 14 months in American and French oak barrels.  Alcohol 14%.  The nose was slightly stinky before blowing off to reveal black fruit.  In the mouth were flavors of black fruit with a slightly smoky cover.  The modern flavors were clean, round, a little tart, and made interesting by graphite notes.  The barrel influences also came through as some vanilla.  ** Now-2018.


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