Producer: Tikal Style: Red Wine Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , 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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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.
Would buy this again in a heartbeat. Fruit-forward and dee-lish. A bit spicy, probably from the Bonarda.
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!
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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