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Familia Deicas Preludio Barrel Select Lote Number 102 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A MEMORABLE red blend from Uruguay.

Producer/Winery: Bodega Familia Deicas; Juanicó, Uruguay.

Grape Variety: Blend – Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Canelones; Juanicó, Uruguay.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $55.00 (plus the $25 Queen Victoria corking fee)

Purchased From: Bodega Familia Deicas; Juanicó, Uruguay.

Paired With: Grilled salmon with curry sauce.

Tasting:

    Note: We purchased this wine at the Casas del Bosque Winery while on a round South America cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. Cunard lets you bring wine aboard, but if it’s consumed in the dining room there is a $25 corking fee. We find this to be an excellent wine policy and continue to travel on Cunard’s ships because of it.

    Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Opaque, inky dark purple with a lighter purple/red rim. Strong dark fruit dominated by ripe plum and oak sawdust aromas. Silky smooth, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Flavors of plum and current prevail with a lingering sweet spice tying it all together. Crisp acidity that was extremely well balanced, fine-grained yet quite grippy tannins and a bitter fruit filled finish that went on and on. This blend of Tannat is very well done and has resulted in a very approachable wine. The mouthfeel was simply out of this world and the unusual tannins really made the wine special. We called it a MEMORABLE red blend from Uruguay. This may seen like a poor pairing for grilled salmon, but we had consumed all the wine we had brought from home, just visited the Familia Deicas vineyard and thought the salmon with the curry sauce could handle the smooth red blend (that we had tasted at the vineyard). We found it fantastic with the fish/curry sauce and sipping without food after the dinner.

Tannat grapes ready for harvest in the Familia Deicas vineyard
Photo from TastedOnline.com.

Comments: Learn more about Bodega Familia Deicas and their wines.

See our reviews of other Familia Deicas wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 730135 000080

Imported by: Not applicable.