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2011 Tikal Natural Red Wine Mendoza
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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - 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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by PinotGrigio/Gris434250
Very fine full bodied with an interesting effervescence. Very enjoyable.
Can't imagine a better Malbec.
by PinotBlanc351539
Complex, fruity, aromatic, delicious, fantastic Malbec. Would buy again!!!!!!!!
Gets better......
by Johnson13027091
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.

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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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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.
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