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!