(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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3.82 out of 5 stars
This is a big wine with lots of fruit and flavor that ought to be much better in a couple more years.
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!
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.
Delicious malbec. I also have the amori. Both are excellent
Very smooth, well-balanced, distinctive
Give it Time
The 2nd glass was much better than the 1st. It benefited from aeration which yielded a much smoother, more polished taste. Good wine for a picnic.
Good, but no Amorio
Overall impression is overwhelming sweetness, approaching a cloying boysenberry rush. Saved by some nice floral notes. Good smooth texture and mouthfeel, just a big step down from the Amorio.
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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