(a 60/40 blend; this contains more malbec than previously): Bright medium ruby. Deep, very ripe aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, bitter chocolate and sweet oak. Suave on entry, then distinctly sweet in the middle, with just enough acidity to maintain its balance. Very creamy, almost confectionery wine, best suited for fans of this style. Finishes with sweet tannins and very good length. Perfectly drinkable now.
By morrison12725508, February 26, 2013
This is a luscious wine - marrying some of the range of palate of a typical bourdeax, with a silky mouth feel and weight of a more fruit forward, new world flavor profile. Doesn't strike me as something that will necessarily age, but it's an absolute treat every time I drink it.
By Rabjohns10652116, April 01, 2012
Would buy this again in a heartbeat. Fruit-forward and dee-lish. A bit spicy, probably from the Bonarda.
By Nofziger13522738, February 13, 2012
I don't know how to describe wine in "wine-ese" but I REALLY enjoyed the glass (or two) I had last night. I opened it mid-afternoon, and poured glass #1 around 7:00. After tonight I'll only have 5 bottles left... darn!
By fletcher13974745, March 03, 2012
This wine needs a little time in the bottle but
it is very good. I have some 09 Tikal Patriota that is wonderful. I think the 10 Tikal will be even
better with a little patience.
By Shiflett13663642, March 01, 2012
Delicious malbec. I also have the amori. Both are excellent
By Flanders14012906, March 01, 2012
Very smooth, well-balanced, distinctive
Give it Time
By French11904451, September 29, 2013
The 2nd glass was much better than the 1st. It benefited from aeration which yielded a much smoother, more polished taste. Good wine for a picnic.
Good, but no Amorio
By sampson11920891, June 29, 2013
Overall impression is overwhelming sweetness, approaching a cloying boysenberry rush. Saved by some nice floral notes. Good smooth texture and mouthfeel, just a big step down from the Amorio.
By Manring13725306, September 18, 2013
Actually could not drink this wine, neither could my wife. Tried multiple bottles, finally just discarded it. Possibly just a bunch of bad bottles. Definately had some carbonation present. I have bought about 70 different wines from wineaccess over the years, this is only the second time I could not drink what was deliverd.
Average rating: 3.82(304 ratings)