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2010 Tikal Patriota Mendoza
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(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.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Peirce10584349
This is a big wine with lots of fruit and flavor that ought to be much better in a couple more years.
Absolutely delicious
by morrison12725508
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
Would buy this again in a heartbeat. Fruit-forward and dee-lish. A bit spicy, probably from the Bonarda.

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