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Tikal Jubilo Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Mendoza 2005

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Deep blackcurrant and oak aromas with opaque red/purple color. Flavors of black cherry liqueur, red currants, dark chocolate and a touch of roasted coffee. Lush without seeming heavy. Seems to unfold in layers, keeping the palate excited well past the lengthy finish. Plenty of tannin for aging without any harsh astringency. Pairs well with most fine food presentations like duck in a fruit sauce, leg of lamb persillade, Osso Buco, and even a simple filet mignon. Also complements medium-strong cheeses (French, Italian, goat) or dishes prepared with mushroom or cream sauces.

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Snooth User: buko
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4.50 5
02/11/2010

amazing nose. Great value


Snooth User: winengineer
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1.00 5
02/22/2010

I love-loved it when I bought 5 in 2007. I just drank one (2/22/10) and it is well past peak. Arghhh! I gambled and lost. I am new to "laying wine down" and am becoming very suspicious.


Snooth User: gmdefranceschi
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4.50 5
12/03/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Tikal Jubilo Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Mendoza

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine & Spirits ReviewBonarda and malbec, Argentina's flagship red grapes, offer all their charm in this blend: The bonarda delivers juicy, ripe red fruit and a soft, lush texture; the malbec adds elegant tannins plus violet and dry red cherry notes. The result is delicious and vibrant, ready to pour now with slices of proscuitto.Wine Spectator ReviewRated 90With an alluring nose of spice, mocha and cocoa powder, this also delivers a pure, racy palate of red plum and currant fruit, with a long, lingering finish. Bonarda and Malbec.Wine Tasting NotesAromas of bright berry/cherry fruit and electric-purple color. 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!


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2005 Jubilo is composed of 75% Cabenet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec and was aged for 12 months in 30% new French oak prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Purple/black in color, it offers a nose of wood smoke, vanilla, pencil lead, saddle leather, black currants and black cherry. Surprisingly light on its feet, the flavors already offer complexity as well as an elegant personality. It nicely conceals enough tannin to evolve for 5 - 7 years and should drink well through 2025.Wine Tasting NotesDeep blackcurrant and oak aromas with opaque red/purple color. Flavors of black cherry liqueur, red currants, dark chocolate and a touch of roasted coffee. Lush without seeming heavy. Seems to unfold in layers, keeping the palate excited well past the lengthy finish. Plenty of tannin for aging without any harsh astringency. Pairs well with most fine food presentations like duck in a fruit sauce, leg of lamb persillade, Osso Buco, and even a simple filet mignon. Also complements medium-strong cheeses (French, Italian, goat) or dishes prepared with mushroom or cream sauces.



Deep blackcurrant and oak aromas with opaque red/purple color. Flavors of black cherry liqueur, red currants, dark chocolate and a touch of roasted coffee. Lush without seeming heavy. Seems to unfold in layers, keeping the palate excited well past the lengthy finish. Plenty of tannin for aging without any harsh astringency. Pairs well with most fine food presentations like duck in a fruit sauce, leg of lamb persillade, Osso Buco, and even a simple filet mignon. Also complements medium-strong cheeses (French, Italian, goat) or dishes prepared with mushroom or cream sauces.

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