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2007 Pisano RPF Tannat

This is the very first Tannat I’m drinking. I heard about the grape originally from South of France and, as the name sounds, usually the wines have big tannins and can be very aggressive in the mouth. I read that Tannat found very good conditions in Uruguay and is capable of showing its true potential there.

The 2007 Pisano is an inky, black purple colored wine. The nose is dominated by dark berries, vanilla and toast from the oak and as the wine receives more air the alcohol starts to dominate everything. In the mouth the wine is very dry, feel like Sahara dessert found a new home in your mouth, medium body with a lactic flavor, black currant and more black and blue berries. The wine finishes rather quickly with a certain heat in a short to medium  after taste. Overall this wine is tight, tannic and rough.

This is a fruit bomb, unfortunately quite unbalanced as the nose creates false expectations. To me this looks like a fake wine – fake in the sense that the short after taste is disappointing.

I would certainly like to try their Super Premium Cuvee, perhaps that shows better balance.

Thanks for reading!

Categories: Uruguay
  1. July 9, 2010 at 18:04

    Cosmin, you should try some Tannat wines from Madiran. A few years ago, I was blown away by a very cheap Madiran; it is still the most structured wine I’ve had at this price tag – around 5 Euros.

  2. July 9, 2010 at 18:07

    Thanks a lot Ciprian for the suggestion.

    I am just starting a new adventure with Tannat so I am open minded to try other producers as well. Any specific wines or producers of Tannat that you can suggest are highly appreciated.


  3. July 9, 2010 at 18:13

    Hmm, Le Manoir has a Madiran Laplace in it’s portofolio; a very good and under the radar producer

  4. July 9, 2010 at 18:15

    Good to know this. I’ll kindly ask Calin to open the bottle next time I visit Le Manoir.

    Thanks a lot.

  5. July 9, 2010 at 18:16

    Anytime 🙂

  6. July 9, 2010 at 18:32

    check it out


    Please bear in mind that these wines are tight, tannic and very dry. You really have to be a Old World fan to like these wines. But for the price, they offer enough structure and are very long agers. And I think that the Laplace is not a wine for drinking young; very hard to evaluate…

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