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Uruguay, Tannat, Artesana, Canelones, 2011

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Just as with Artesana’s tannat-malbec blend (http://www.brainwines.com/uruguay-red-blend-tannat-merlot-artesana-canelones-2011/) I strongly suggest waiting 2-3 hours after decanting, she needs time to harmonize. N/ Barrel room dominated for first hour but eventually nice plum and cherry taffy aromas joined the party. Black tea and dark chocolate. River rock and flint notes. Deep black cherry that lingered nicely. T/ […]

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Uruguay, Red Blend (Tannat and Merlot), Artesana, Canelones, 2011

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Red Blend of 60% tannat and 40% merlot. Suggest enjoying 2-3 hours after decanting, she needs time to soften and blossom. The wait will be worthwhile. N/ She leads with deep bass notes of aged barrel room and distinct cherry corial chocolates. Sharp, crisp flint notes.  Bright black cherry. Lime juice dripped on crushed rocks. […]

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