About Tannat Red Wine

About Tannat Red Wine
Tannat is a red wine made from the grape of the same name. While it is grown in the Basque region of south west France, today it is best known in Uruguay. Here Tannat is ripe with deep purple color and firm tannins. Most versions from Uruguay are inexpensive, priced from $10 to $15 a bottle, no doubt as there is not a great demand for the wine. Pair these wines with rich red meats or grilled foods.

Top Picks for Tannat

Intipalka 2021 Valle Del Sol Tannat
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of licorice, dried berries, and marasca cherries with a tannic, crisp, dry full body and a peppery, medium-length finish. A bold, chewy red for rich pairings.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Frey 2018 Organic Tannat
86 points
$18
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of sandalwood, smoked tomato, dried figs, red clay, and dark roasted agave with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of fruitcake and bittersweet chocolate. A bold red for the table.
High Lonesome Vineyard 2018  Tannat
85 points
$42
Medium ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of black plum, black raspberry, pine, and caramelized banana with a lean, lively, dry light body and a tingling, medium-length finish with accents of black pepper, red cherry, and plum with fine, grippy tannins and no oak flavor. A bright and flavorful Tannat ready for food pairings.
Intipalka 2020  Tannat
84 points
$13
Black violet color. Aromas of wild blueberries, shortcake with clotted cream, and oregano with a tannic, vibrant, dryish full body and a graceful, refreshing, medium-length ripe tomatoes, green bell peppers, and peppercorns finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A dense, earthy red for rich and rustic pairings.