11 Ratings
Tikal Malbec Altos de Mendoza

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(2013 Vintage) Tikal is a wine with top quality lineage. Its philosophy is based on perfection, the constant search for the very essence of wine reached by choosing each terroir in order to find the most authentic expression of its varietal. In every moment of the wine-making process, we tend to each and every detail. Ernesto Catena is a young Argentine winemaker, but mostly a createur du vine. He is the son of prestigious winemaker Nicolas Catena Zapata. Since his childhood in Argentina and during his later life of tireless travel to places like New York, Berkeley, Cambridge, Milan and London, he has developed a great love for the place where he was born, Mendoza, and for the vineyards he explored as a child, when he was passionately learning the alchemy and art of making a great wine. Tikal has the drive, zest, extravagance and strength characteristic of all young wines. It is restless and vivacious, with hints of a wine from the "new world."

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    really good value good taste recomended

    about 8 years
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    ran's suggestion

    about 7 years
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  • Robert Parker
    (2013 Vintage) "The 2011 Amorio is my favorite from the lineup, a blend of 85% Malbec and 15% Petit Verdot from Vista Flores in the Uco Valley. It has a wonderful, complex, subtle and elegant bouquet with a sense of freshness and some earthy hints. The palate is silky, with very fine tannins and great acidity. Subtle and easy to drink, I love this elegant red. It is a good value. Drink 2014-2020." The Wine Advocate, 93 Points
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/09.