(a 60/40 blend; just 10% new oak): Bright, full, deep ruby. Aromas of blackberry, licorice, violet, minerals and toasted marshmallow show an exotic liqueur-like quality. A penetrating, youthfully tight bomb of dark fruits, with black cherry, blackberry, cassis and boysenberry flavors framed by strong acidity. This very firmly structured wine is almost astringent today and should be cellared for at least a couple years. Serious wine for the price.
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Very fine full bodied with an interesting effervescence. Very enjoyable.
Can't imagine a better Malbec.
Complex, fruity, aromatic, delicious, fantastic Malbec. Would buy again!!!!!!!!
After savoring two more bottles I can officially say this wine is even better the second day. Just enough air with the cork in tight to add more depth to the flavors, a little more seamless integration, I believe. Still great right out of the bottle but if you have 2, 4 or more hours to decant, I most definitely would. You'll be rewarded nicely.
Truer words were never spoken by the Wine Advocate. This malbec/syrah blend is smooth, seductive and rich with velvety tannins bringing up the rear. I was going to give this 4 stars but a bottle went down wayyy too easy just sitting on the porch this evening. I'm glad I have a case. This wine would be seductive at twice this price.
Tikal Natural Malbec-Syrah blend
Very nice, deep red-purple color, aromas of fruit & spice and delicious flavors of mixed berries, good from the get-go, 91 points. 60% malbec, 40% syrah
Great value. Liked it very much
LIKE A GOOD! MALBEC--MIXED WITH SOME SYRAH EVEN NICER..
1ST ORDER...OPENED 1ST BOTTLE FROM 1ST ORDER..VERY ENJOYABLE.. YOUR REVIEW RIGHT ON.. ARE MORE OF SAME AVAILABLE ROM YOU???
A good wine, reasonable for the price. Didn't 't blow me away though
Good tasting for the price
Different texture then most. Something to have at a wine tasting for
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.
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. Read More »
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