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2011 Tikal Malbec Amorio Mendoza
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013

(85% malbec and 15% petit verdot):  Good bright, deep ruby.  High-toned aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate, licorice pastille, sweet oak and leather.  Very sweet and lush, with black cherry and dark berry flavors complemented but not overwhelmed by sexy oak.  Finishes broad, thick and long, with lots of chewy, sweet, tongue-dusting tannins.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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Malbec

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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