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Don David (Argentina) 2015 Reserve Tannat
Don David (Argentina) 2015 Reserve Tannat
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(21 Customer Reviews)
Return Trips (?) : Repeat purchased 284 times by 140 customers!
19 out of 21 customers rated this wine as good value for money.

4 Stars - Joelle Thomson "A meaty dark red with pronounced 
grainy tannins, a full body and lots of life ahead of it, thanks to its muscular power.
 This wine is good value for money, drinks 
well now and is best served in a large glass to allow the air to soften its tannins; cellar
 
for 4 to 5 years" Joelle Thomson
  
2008 Vintage Voted Best Red Wine in the World - Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles Palermo

Gold Medal - Mondial des Vins Canada 
(2012 Vintage)
Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium (2009 Vintage)
Grand Gold Medal - Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles Palermo 
(2008 Vintage)

Rising above over 6000 wines from 40 countries, the 2008 Don David Tannat from Michel Torino was awarded the trophy for best red and the accolade of "Best Red Wine in the World". This latest vintage has just won Gold at the Mondial des Vins in Canada.
Native to the small Madiran appellation in south west France, the Tannat grape makes full-blooded, age-worthy red wines in the high altitude vineyards of Argentina. Don David Reserve Tannat 2013 is made from hand-picked grapes, and is aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.

The Don David Reserve Tannat has firm tannins and great full of character. This wine is a fantastic representation of the terroir to be found in Cafayete. The palate shows lots of dark chocolate and smooth flavours with a firm, pleasant finish. This variety is very much sought after for it's high level of resveratrol and associated possible health benefits. It is not normally readily available in New Zealand!

Product Details
Origin: International (More) -> Argentina (More)
Style: Big, gutsy reds (More)
Closure: Diam Cork
Variety: Reserve Tannat (More)
Vintage: 2015
ABV: 14.0%
Winesale Ranking
#10 in Wines (see Sales Rankings)
#6 in Red wine
#2 in Other red

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Don David (Argentina) 2015 Reserve Tannat
Don David (Argentina) Reserve Tannat

Average Customer Review
(21 Customer Reviews)
Return Trips (?) : Repeat purchased 284 times by 140 customers!
19 out of 21 customers rated this wine as good value for money.

5 out of 6 people found these comments helpful
(25/01/11)          By: Chris Gold Medal Reviewer - Top 10 ranked wine reviewer! Has submitted over 20 reviews! Speedster - Has completed 6 first reviews!
When a wine is proclaimed the ‘best red wine in the world’ you’re obviously dealing with something at the serious end of the spectrum. Whilst I didn’t have the joy of sampling 6000+ wines to make my own conclusion, I thought this was a good value wine. Violet colour, bit fruity and tannin action at the end… some might suggest cellaring it for a few years to soften the tannins, but I’d crack at least one of them open now to avoid the suspense. I would recommend to others as a quality wine for friends to debate its ‘best red’ status.
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(02/02/11)          By: Bill Sutton This reviewer is using their real name. Star Reviewer - Top 50 wine reviewer! Has submitted over 20 reviews!
A lovely red wine and great value for money. I'm not familiar with Tannat as a grape varity or Don David as a vineyard, but I can see how this wine would appeal to a wide range of people who enjoy classic reds. Great color and palate weight, plenty of tannin for character and depth, but the fruit is not out-weighed. Perhaps it won the top award by appealing to the entire judging panel?
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(18/02/11)          By: Linda Sorensen (Christchurch) This reviewer is using their real name. Gold Medal Reviewer - Top 10 ranked wine reviewer! Has submitted over 50 reviews! Speedster - Has completed 6 first reviews!
We opened this along with the Altimus (also from Michel Torino, also from Winesale). I've never had Tannat as a varietal, so this was totally new to me. However, the descriptions I found of it left me thinking it would be similar to Petite Sirah (Durif). The color was not disappointing - deep inky purple you couldn't read through. Plums and toasty almonds on the nose, nice ripe blackberries and plums on the taste. Long, lingering finish with some acid. The surprise is that the tannins were quite fine - just enough to give structure without being shocking. I can see the appeal of this very approachable wine; however, we found it quite simple and uninteresting when compared with the Altimus. Of course, the pricing reflects this as well... Overall enjoyable wine and worth checking out - we had it with steaks off the grill and it worked well.
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(29/01/11)          By: Rudi Verplancke This reviewer is using their real name.
Very nice wine, full strong body which in my opinion would only be complimented with a couple of years cellaring to polish off the occasional sharp edge of tannin. All and all a beautiful wine and great value for money
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(07/02/11)          By: K8y (Lower Hutt) Gold Medal Reviewer - Top 10 ranked wine reviewer! Has submitted over 50 reviews! Speedster - Has completed 6 first reviews! Pinot Gris Lover Sauvignon Blanc Star
Firstly, can I say this is a really nice wine. Calling it the best red wine in the world is bound to end in disappointment though! I don't know what I expected from the "Best Red Wine in the World", but this is an inoffensive all-round red that didn't quite rock my world as much as I hoped. Don't get me wrong, it's a good wine and a fantastic price. Maybe needs a bit longer in the bottle. And a steak to go with. At this price, it is worth buying just for the discussion value of being the Best Red Wine in the World.
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(26/02/11)          By: Matilde Sepulveda This reviewer is using their real name.
This wine is great value for money! Argentinian reds are the stronguest assets in Argentina's wine production and is very well accepted by locals. This wine is smooth and robust with hints of mellow wooden flavours. It's very drinkable and its perfect to go with ''asado''(argentinian BBQ). The chargrilled flavours of a two inch steak accompanied by this wine will make you feel in the land of pampas straightaway! This wine makes a great corporate gift...you wont be dissapointted. Try other Michel Torino Estate wines, they are really good.
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(12/09/11)          By: Spade (Christchurch)
Michel Torino Don David Tannat Reserve 2008 An opaque purple-black with a brighter, narrow purple rim, and shiny. A sweetly floral nose, blackberry and faintly volatile with hints of sultana and tutti fruity. A concentrated palate with coal-dust, powdery tannins. A big, mouth-filling wine with blackberry bush and tarry notes, powerful but not closed, and a long finish showing refreshing blackberry acidity and coolness presumably due to its high-altitude origins. This acidity helped cut the weight and power of the wine, preventing it from becoming over-heavy, keeping the fruit from straying into the jammy spectrum and leaving the finish clean, with no alcoholic heat. Later the wine gained faint cedary notes from the oak. A delightful wine.
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(10/02/11)          By: DIONysus Gold Medal Reviewer - Top 10 ranked wine reviewer! Has submitted over 50 reviews! Speedster - Has completed 6 first reviews! Cabernet Quaffer Chardonnay Champ Posh Wine Expert
Differen't and delicious. Well worth trying. Dark purple colours and fruit flavours and smells. I can see why this would get voted worlds best Red. Not the Worlds best Red in my books, but a VERY good all rounder which most people will enjoy. Nice smooth wine with long finish.
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(21/12/13)          By: John Gebler This reviewer is using their real name.
Great wine really enjoying it!!!
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(12/02/11)          By: Descartes
First Tannat I have tried, and my expectations were up given its recent accolade of "World's Best Red Wine". Overall an interesting wine, but not a home run for me. I certainly wouldn't vote this the best red I have tried this year and I suspect judging panel was won over by the novelty factor this wine possesses (how many Tannats have you had versus, say Shiraz or Cabernet based wines?). Intense colour, solid tannins, but fruit a bit too subdued for my taste. Should get better with a few years of bottle age. Nonetheless, well worth a try and great conversation starter with family and friends.
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Our price was $22.99
Save 13.0% for a limited time!
Estimated retail price $29.99


Case price:
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($198.00 per case)
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our regular price!

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