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Zinfandel (and Tannat) from Montevideo

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Something new from Uruguay- Zinfandel! This is not just a country of Tannat. The Las Brujas ( the witches) zin 2018 has great fruit, hints of pepper and spice and, despite my initial impression, no oak. Great with cold meats, pasta, etc. I followed this with a delicious Tannat from Bresesti - one of their limited productions. Deep red, restrained nose but full palate - chocolate, red fruits, spice.
I am tasting both wines in a small wine bar/shop in the Mercado Ferrando in Chana St, Montevideo surrounded by small food bars - everything from pizza to sushi. You can order a glass of wine and select your food from a different bar! Just great - if you find yourself here do get away from the tourist areas.