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Tikal

Tikal Patriota 2013

Tikal Patriota 2013 blend of Malbec & Bonarda - 88 pts Wine Advocate


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90 pts Wine & Spirits
Sweet and gracious, this blend of malbec and bonarda expands in the mouth with its flavors of candied cherries and spices. Once you pass this soft wave of fruit, the tannins appear behind it, with a structure that’s imposing enough to take on grilled meats.
90 pts Vinous / Antonio Galloni
Bright medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice pastille, cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Plush, supple and sweet, with broad blackberry and spicy oak flavors nicely framed by well-integrated acidity. The Bonarda component serves to fill out the wine's mid-palate, giving it a silky smoothness. Not at all overly sweet on the back end, which shows solid tannic support. A fairly large-scaled, generous blend to drink now or hold, and an outstanding value.
88 pts Wine Advocate Issue #220 Aug 2015
The 2013 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and the rest Bonarda matured in 70% French and 30% American oak barrels for one year. It has a mixture of flowers and oak-related aromas that interfere a little. The light to medium-bodied palate is a little hollow in the mid-palate and shaped by grainy tannins



Winemaker Notes

Deep reddish purple with aromas of bright berry/cherry fruit. Like swallowing a whole bowl of mixed ripe berries at once. Big body yet very balanced, with luscious layers of raspberry, cherry, and cocoa flavors. Just a hint of baking spice at the end brings it all together. Pairs well with grilled meats such as beef and pork, smoked ham, and even pizza with meat toppings. Incredibly fun to drink!
Blend: 40% Bonarda, 60% Malbec



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

13.8% alcohol by volume

$16.99

12641

Red Blend


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