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2011 Tikal Patriota Mendoza
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013

(60% malbec and 40% bonarda):  Bright saturated ruby.  Dark berries, plum, mocha and chocolate on the very ripe nose and palate.  Sweet, lush and seamless, but with a hint of minerality and solid acidity enabling the wine to maintain balance and freshness.  A mouthfilling and very successful blend, finishing broad and long, firmly tannic but not at all dry.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Nice drinking wine.......
by Johnson13027091
Not spectacular but a very nice drink at the end of the day. Very good the second day too, in case you don't finish the whole bottle the night before. Great with a spicy pepperoni pizza. Might have to look for another case of this one.
Tikal Patriota Malbec-Bonarda blend
by Bolstein14186593
Medium-dark red, very nice fruity aroma, gobs of fruit & herbs and gentle acidity make a nice bargain, good finish, a real surprise, 90 points. I still prefer their Malbec-Syrah blend, called the "Natural".
Another Good one to have at a wine tasting
by Semillon386000
OK wine. Good choice for a wine tasting. Something a bit different

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