South America is an extremely important wine producing continent. Many consumers know about Chile and Argentina, the two most important wine producing countries in South America; however, wine is also produced in Peru, Brazil and Uruguay. Uruguay is quickly becoming associated with Tannat, a varietal usually associated with the Madiran region in France. Wine lovers would be well-advised to explore this wonderful variety for its structure, aroma and power.
"93 Points- Wine Advocate. Dark purple-colored, it displays a splendid nose of wild flowers, spice box, incense, black cherry and plum. This leads to an elegant, medium-bodied rendition of Malbec with a velvety texture, superb depth and concentration, succulent flavors with notes of chocolate and black pepper making an appearance, and a pure, silky finish. While it will continue to blossom for several more years, it can be enjoyed now."
"This flavoursome and vibrant Chardonnay has aromas of apple, pear, buttered toast and tropical fruits. It delivers well on the palate with a backbone of acidity wrapped in ripe fruit, toasty oak and buttery flavours. Nice length on the end and nicely balanced with the oak."
"The ultimate summer patio wine. Pairs well with grilled fish, oysters, poultry, and soft cheeses. Aromas of citrus and white flowers feed into a juicy palate of pineapple and mango flavors. Similar to a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, there is a strong acid lift on the fresh, crisp finish."
"Brilliantly, light yellow in color with greenish tints. Strong and lively nose, typical Malagouzia, suggesting rose petal with floral aromas and sweet spices, melon, litchi with a note of honeysuckle. Round and mellow on the palate, fat but balanced, high in alcohol with plenty of finesse. Well structured, reminding the nose aromas with a hint of rosemary. A richly textured wine with superb length and balance. A classy wine with long finish and persistent aromas."
"91 Points - Wine Advocate. A very dark-colored, ripe wine with aromas of blackberries, a touch of red fruit, and hints of smoke and spices. The old vines are always different in the nose and the palate and this feels like an old-vine Malbec, medium-bodied palate, supple, mineral, rounder, velvety, grapy and silkier. Tannin and alcohol are well-integrated and in the background. Drink now-2018."
"An intense yellow and green color, with hints of ripe grapes at harvest time. Its aromas show tropical fruits of banana, passion fruit and pine, while the oak aging gives notes of coconut and vanilla. The palate is elegant, with an equal amount of acidity."
"Light, pale yellow-green in colour with aromas of white flowers. This Pinot Grigio has bright, crisp flavours of yellow fruits matched with well-balanced acidity, and an elegant finish. Pairs well with Italian dishes or baked swordfish and vegetables."
"89 Points Wine Advocate The 2011 Chardonnay sees no malolactic and 25% new oak over six months. The palate is expressive, with touches of white peach and orange blossom that dovetails into a crisp, linear fresh pear and grapefruit finish that shows fine persistency."
"92 Points - James Suckling. Aromas of sliced apple and lemon follow through to a full body, with creamy texture and lovely stone and apple flavors. White peaches too. Subtle and flavorful."