APPEARANCE: vibrant, deep purple colour
AROMAS: Concentration of black cherry with a more lifted note of raspberry or redcurrant; traces too of cinnamon, spice, vanilla & some toastiness from American & French barrels
TASTE: an unfiltered wine, richly flavoured, medium-heavy bodied, with surprisingly supple tannins
FOOD PAIRING: a perfect wine for the winter months, match with beef, roast lamb, venison & game dishes, or well flavoured cheeses
OVERALL: it is unusual to find a Tannat (a French grape variety) which is so approachable after such a short time – but El Gaucho manages it with some style, while still having plenty of ageing potential! A winning combination of structure with elegance..
If you like this, try Fausto Tannat, from the same grape variety but made in a heavier, more robust style