92 pts James Suckling April 2019
A balanced yet dense tannat with dark-berry, mineral and floral aromas. Black-tea undertones. Medium body and a delicious, juicy finish. Drink now.
91 pts Wine Spectator Web Only - 2019
An intensely juicy version, with raspberry and red plum flavors that feature pepper and slate accents. Features grippy tannins, with crunchy minerality, on the finish. Drink now through 2025
90 pts Wine Enthusiast June 2019
For textbook modern Uruguayan Tannat, look no further than this. A ripe black-fruit aroma melds with flowers, while this is smooth and balanced on the palate. Blackberry and spiced plum flavors are lightly touched by oak and peppery spice, with a steady finish that brings this home.
90 pts Wine & Spirits June 2019
This grows in Uruguay’s coastal hills, where Alejandro Bulgheroni invested in planting more than 1,000 parcels of vines. Working with consulting oenologist Alberto Antonini, the team fermented this wine in cement vats, then aged it in stainless steel and oak uprights. It’s tannat in a bright, spicy, accessible style, with an underlying structure that’s slowly revealed with air. The dark, iron-like tannins gain power as it opens, lending the wine the weight for sautéed calf’s liver with onions.