Tannat is a grape which is commonly found in the South West of France and also Uruguay. We cracked this Aussie version last night – the Happs Wines Three Hills 2018 Tannat which I received as a sample (thank you!!).
I really like this comment from Wine Folly about the Tannat grape:
“Tannat has been touted as being one of the “healthiest” red wine grapes, thanks to much higher levels of antioxidants (like resveratrol).”
So I guess we better drink up right 😉
Here’s a bit more about this wine:
- Only 50 dozen cases made
- 2018 was an exceptional vintage in the Margaret River
- RRP $38
- Hand picked
- 16 days on skins & hand plunged
- Aged in 3 & 4 year old French oak barriques on lees for 5 months
Three Hills is a range of wines made from alternate grape varieties. Only the very best fruit goes into this top tier range from Happs.
Here are our notes on the wine:
It’s a deep red-purple shade in the glass. Hints of black fruit and tar come through on the nose with a farmy, meatiness to it. While in the mouth it has a velvet like texture with impressive tannins as you’d expect from a Tannat. There’s also hints of rose water, coffee and spiced black fruits in there. It’s a big, bold red wine.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!