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

Narmada Winery 2017  Tannat
92 points
$38
Dusty ruby color. Attractive aromas and flavors of mocha frosting, neapolitan ice cream sundae, toasted coconut flakes, and beeswax with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, long finish imparting shades of smoked nuts, cassis-tomato tartlet, cappuccino, and cedar mulch with firm, barky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, vibrant, chewy red that screams for a well marbled steak.
High Lonesome Vineyard 2018  Tannat
88 points
$42
Dusty ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of jam, red apple, lavender, and soufflé with a lightly tannic, lively, dryish medium body and a warming, medium-length finish with grippy tannins and light oak flavor. A lighter-bodied, fruit forward Tannat with wide appeal and big grip.
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.
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.