Producer: Tikal Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Malbec Origin: Argentina Region:Argentina
90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
(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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3.67 out of 5 stars
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.
A good wine, reasonable for the price. Didn't 't blow me away though
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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