Tikal Malbec Blend Patriota 2006
Wine Advocate Review Rated 90 Purple-colored, it offers an alluring bouquet of spice box, black cherry, and blueberry. Supple and flavorful on the palate, additional notes of raspberry and chocolate emerge, accompanied by a complex, rich wine with good structure and length. It way over-delivers for its modest price. Wine Tasting Notes Aromas 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!
What's New in Booze - 9.2 out of 10 The Medoza region is somewhat pf an oasis, where vineyards produce some of Argentina's finest grapes which are hand selected by Laura Catena of the famous Catena Winery, also located in Mendoza. Bonarda is the second most widely planted grape in Argentina and when blended with the fuller-bodied Malbec you are in for quite a treat. This blend of 60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec offers aromas of bright cherry and red fruit with dark purple color. It is 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.
Very smooth interesting wine. There is this smell of strawberry & raspberry on the nose that is pleasing. There are no tannins. Very smooth drinking. For being young it is ready to be drank. Nice wine.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Tikal Malbec Blend Patriota
The 2006 Patriota is composed of 60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec. It has greater depth and a longer finish than its 2005 counterpart. Tikal is owned by Ernesto Catena of the renowned Argentine wine family. Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2006 Tikal Patriota Altos de Mendoza 750ml