(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
Average rating: 3.86(265 ratings)