Revolution Tannat 2019
Tannat was introduced to Uruguay by Basque settlers in 1870, soon becoming the national grape. It has adapted perfectly to a challenging array of local conditions, producing dark, often powerful wines capable of extended ageing and complexity. Taming the tannins and producing soft, juicy, approachable wines such as this one is no easy task but in the right hands – Gabriel Pisano’s in this case – and with beautifully ripened fruit, Tannat doesn’t require a knife and fork to unveil its lovely dark secrets. This wine is part of the modern Uruguayan wine revolution; delicious upon release but happy to sit quietly in a cupboard for five years.
“A medium-bodied red with aromas of strawberry, blackberry and lemon zest. Firm, chewy tannins and fresh acidity. Tight finish. Solid and polished. Drink from 2023.”
91 / 100, James Suckling, Taming the Tannat: Uruguayan Wine Gets a Makeover 2021 (2019 vintage)
89 / 100, Decanter Magazine, October 2019 (2018 vintage)
90 / 100, Alistair Cooper’s Latin American Wine Guide (2017 vintage)