Don Guerino ‘El Gaucho’ Tannat 2018

£15.00

From the very first bloc of Tannat vines planted by Don Guerino back in 2001, and using the winery’s own yeasts, this stylish red is the ultimate winter pick-me-up!

An unfiltered wine, El Gaucho is wonderfully smooth and approachable, surprisingly so for such a young example of this varietal.

Description

ABV: 13.5%

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