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2010 Tikal Natural Red Wine Mendoza
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(made with organic grapes):  Red-ruby.  Pure, complex nose offers blackberry, blueberry, violet, licorice and a whiff of chocolatey oak.  Ripe but juicy and firm, with harmonious acidity framing the dark berry, black cherry and saline flavors and keeping the wine's sweetness under wraps.  Finishes with chewy, ripe, palate-dusting tannins and very good soil-driven length.  Has the structure to age.  A superb value.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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2010 Tikal Malbec
by Barbee14221982
Well rounded, good fruit with sufficient complexity. A great value.
Deep red
by McVeigh13427333
bold but smooth
Nice, but not outstanding
by Howse13793144
Full bodied and fruity. May just need a year in the celllar.


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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.

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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.
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