Gene splicers ignored all ethics and created a living Venus de Milo. Nose is horse stable and earth, with musty, burned oak. The palate is potent blackberry, tannins smooth as velvet. Rich, dense, luxurious. Tannat dominates but merlot adds smoothness, and tempranillo steps in with some playful fruit. Nose burns off the mustiness and reveals more fruit, but let it sit at least 15 minutes in the glass. First five-star winner for 2022! I can’t emphasize enough how Uruguay is the world’s next rising star for reds.