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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  • Chateau Bouscasse 2009


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Troon Vineyard M&t Reserve Southern Oregon 2013


    This has a truly unique nose with campfire smoke and bacon fat aromas with dark blackberry and full black cherry aromas. The palate is much fruitier though there is still that same smoky character mixed with rich cherry and raspberry fruit, soft but alluring tannins and a finish that's full of dark chocolate and more of the signature smoked baco... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Duncan, that would be a good entry into the "and now for something ... ... ... mourvedre, counoise and tannat. There's just a touch of earth, leather and must on the nose. On the tongue this shows lots of bright red fruit, red cherry, red raspberry and a touch of cranberry. The acidity is medium and the Tannat adds a decent amount of tannins ... Read More

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  • Glen Carlou Petit Verdot/Tannat 2013


    Had this with dinner last evening. Very Soft with well-balanced Tannins and Acidity. Earthy and black fruit preserves along oak, cocoa and coffee beans. Quite pleasant and easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • I was strolling down the wine aisle last week when my eyes settled on a label. ... ... red wines (made from the Tannat grape) whereas Pacherenc du Vic Bilh is relatively unknown; the simple rule is, Madiran’s the name for the red wines of the region, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is the name for the whites. Pacherenc’ is from an ancient word meaning ‘... Read More

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  • Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2011


    Black and blue fruits on the nose even if a bit shy. A rather heavy dark cherry ... ... Reminded me a bit of a tannat blend. Interesting and differen Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Okay, I really wanted to go home and hunker down with one of my bottles (man, I ... ... white, so we ordered a Tannat/Cabernet blend from Domaine Ilarria in Irouleguy and a Baga from Sousa, a big Portugese wine maker.  Baga is common in Bairrada, one of the biggest areas for dry reds in Portugal, but not that much makes it over here.  The wait... Read More

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  • Domaine du Tariquet Rose de Pressee Gascogne 2014


    Refreshing and fun to drink. Raspberry, strawberry with bright acidity. The temps have been in the high 80's and finally 90 for several days so I served this with watermelon and it worked - wonderfully. Great little quaffer - drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Good metaphor, D.Grilled Ahi for me and Salmon for the rest of the family, but ... port varieties with a little Tannat thrown in.  Man, is it good.  And, man, does that fortified sweet stuff give me a hangover, even if I am never over the limit.  Slugged down some water this morning and all is right with the world. Looking forward to the end o... Read More

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  • Domaine de Pellehaut Harmonie de Gascogne 2014


    Old world in style with low abv 12%. Smoked meat on the nose; reminded me of country ham. Red fruit with medium acidity and smooth mouth drying tannins on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

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