Don Guerino ‘El Gaucho’ Tannat 2018


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.


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