Producer: Tikal Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Malbec Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2010
($35) Dark ruby-red. Smoked meat and dark chocolate dominate the nose. Lush, creamy and sweet; distinctly sexy and hedonistic malbec with a slightly high-toned quality that adds to its dark fruit appeal. Finishes with very supple tannins and impressive breadth and length.
89 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Beef lover's rare pairing,too bold solo
by Chef Alberto
Very strong alone but breathed & temp @ 64F pairs perfectly with 30min. basalmic marinated loin of tenderloin seared & roasted to 125F in center.Cedar & bold attack but strength to cut fat & deliver the beef core flavor.93+++ chef Alberto
Wine for malbec lovers
Excellent! Taste of a true malbec.
This was my second experience with Malbec, and it was fabulous! I can't wait until it ages a couple more years!!
I let it breathe in a wine carafe for three hours and finished half. Next day it was still too acidic for my tastes. I do like a dry wine but this one had almost a sour taste. I prefer the Cruz Alta Grand Reserve 100% Malbec for half the price.
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
The Malbec grape may have originated in southwest France, where it still is grown under the name Cot. However, the grape's international profile has surged not because of what's going on in France, but rather because of current trends in Argentina. Read More »
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