Name of varietal: Tannat

Common synonyms: Harriague, Moustrou, Moustroun, Bordeleza Belcha

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to southwest France

History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction of possessing the highest amounts of oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs), a.k.a. tanninns, than any other (hence the name). It’s the basis for many varietal releases and blends in Madiran and Irouleguy table wines. Its big break came in 1870 when Basque-French immigrant Pascual Harriague took Madiran vines to his new home in Uruguay, where the varietal adapted very well to the hot and humid conditions there and flourished, becoming the country’s signature grape. Because Uruguay never suffered from the Phylloxera crisis that otherwise devastated Europe and other countries, descendants of the original cuttings first brought there still exist, and grapes from these prized vines are known as “Harriague.”

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  • Domaine Labranche-Laffont Christine Dupuy Madiran 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in L;ondon's Walthamstow [ ... dominant grape used is the tannat grape which can sometimes be very tannic. Madiran is located around 20 miles north-east of the town of Pau and 50 miles north of the Spanish border.Domaine Labranche-Laffont is a small domaine that has been in Christine Dupuy's fam... Read More

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  • Building a cellar isn’t always about laying down the most expensive wines ... cellar.you can cellar. 1.) TannatThough it is now associated primarily with Uruguay, Tannat is another French expat, having been cultivated in the Madiran region for centuries. As the name implies, Tannat is well known for producing, well, really tannic wine. In Urugu... Read More

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  • Arretxea Irouleguy 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Walthamstow ... area and consists of 66% tannat and 17% each of the two cabernets. I started the bottle last night with my supper of chicken stew. The wine has a nice dark colour and there is plenty of a fairly intense cherry and blackberry style fruit with a hint of spice and soft and smooth... Read More

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  • I suspect Washington will end up with more wineries closer to the ... of Night" 50/50 Tannat-Syrah.  It'll be here until you come back again Greg Read More

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  • So on a whim we decided to visit British Columbia. But we flew up to ... too ... too hard. Moon Curser had a Tannat and a Tempranillo but they weren't pouring the Tannat when I got there. However, their wines weren't bad. We kind of interrupted a special tasting some girls were having but the winemaker talked to us about his vines and wines. I... Read More

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  • Troon Vineyard Mt Reserve Southern Oregon 2014


    Rich, creamy vanilla aromas with dark baking spice and heady black currant notes on the nose. A bit tart on entry but still presents nice black fruit flavors of black currant and blackberry with a rich round mid palate and dark chocolate coming through towards the finish of blueberry, sour cherry and chewy tannins. Hefty and flavorful.90 pts Read More

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  • I may open that BC Tannat soon, given that this short discussion has ramped up interest again for me.  I have had some Uruguayan examples - as well as several Madiran.  It has been a while, though, so the producers do not immediately come to mind. Read More

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  • Madiran is one of my favourite wines. I love strong tanins, however is not Petit Verdot the grape with the highest tanin content?

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