One of our main focuses lately has been discovering little-known wines with great value, which is why we’re so excited about the Uruguayan wines we’re featuring this week.
Uruguayan wine country is an undervalued gem of a region, which shows in all of the high Wine Spectator scores earned by these wines from Bodega Garzon.
Bodega Garzon Reserve Tanat 2016 – 90 Points
This full-bodied wine is deep purple in color and is bursting with fresh aromas of black and red fruits like raspberries and plums with a hint of delicate spice. On the palate, this wine’s big personality shines through in mature tannins and minerality.
Bodega Garzon Cabernet Franc Reserve 2015 – 89 Points
Violet highlights dance in this intensely purple wine. This varietal’s nobility comes through in mineral aromas of spice, fruit of the forest, and ripe peppers. Traces of subtle dark chocolate and smoke add further complexity. On the palate, soft tannins are layered with prunes and ripe blackberries and the fresh complexity of mint and eucalyptus.
Bodega Garzon Petit Verdot 2015 – 89 Points
This delicate and elegant wine with a bright and deep violet red color has complex black fruits on the nose and full-bodied vanilla on the palette in a harmonic representation of a classic Petit Verdot.
Bodega Garzon Albariño Reserve 2017 – 87 Points
Green reflections on pale yellow, this Abarino has an intense nose of citrus and peach. Fresh minerality hit a superb mid-palate with noteworthy acidity and a crisp, round finish.
Pair with cod with cockles, citrus prawn salad, or traditionally grilled seafood. It’s delightfully suited to Asian cuisine as well.
Bodega Garzon Marselan Reserve 2016 – 87 Points
This deep red Marselan leads with a powerful nose of mineral, mint, red fruits, and eucalyptus. Its smooth palate takes its time with distinguished minerality and ripe red fruits.
Join us for our Uruguayan tasting this week, or take a bottle home to share your newfound gem with friends and family.