- There are currently no submitted critic scores.
Submit a Critic ScoreClose
A complex bouquet of ink, laundry detergent, and roses sets the stage for a nice mix of berry flavors – the sweetness of the bonarda is quite evide... Read more
Love the earthy, deep, dark flavors. Available @hostandtoast. Read more
Very berry with great balance. It went well with acidic and spicy foods. We experimented with tabouleh and kimchi which opened up the flavor in add... Read more
Spain Easy Paella featuring RiceSelect™ Arborio Rice
RiceSelect™ Arborio Rice has an exceptional ability to absorb flavors, which makes it the perfect choice for tasty paella and Malbec Wines
Food Pairings for Tikal Malbec Blend Patriota
A complex bouquet of ink, laundry detergent, and roses sets the stage for a nice mix of berry flavors – the sweetness of the bonarda is quite evident; the texture is still rather austere, though. (AV 87, http://argovino.com/?p=568)
Love the earthy, deep, dark flavors. Available @hostandtoast.
Very berry with great balance. It went well with acidic and spicy foods. We experimented with tabouleh and kimchi which opened up the flavor in addition to our NY strip. Deep and lengthy flavor with some coffee and much cherry flavor.
Beautiful color and nice big bold nose. Very wonderfully balanced dark fruits with a very nice finish!
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.
External Reviews for Tikal Malbec Blend Patriota
While bonarda (60 percent of the blend) packs this with ripe red fruit, malbec adds the tension of acidity and enough firmness to match butifarra or other sausages.
Bright medium ruby. Deep, very ripe aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, bitter chocolate and sweet oak. Suave on entry, then distinctly sweet in the middle, with just enough acidity to maintain its balance. Very creamy, almost confectionery wine, best suited for fans of this style. Finishes with sweet tannins and very good length. Perfectly drinkable now.
The 2010 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda aged for 12 months in French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an enticing nose of Asian spices, incense, lavender, plum, and blueberry. In the glass it opens to reveal a ripe, plush, savory wine with no hard edges. Drink this well-balanced, lengthy wine over the next 5–6 years. It is also an outstanding value.
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.
Best Wine Deals
Bouchard Aine et Fils Pommard Pinot Noir France (2009)Cellared
Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz (2009)Wishlisted
201 Premiere Penfolds Shiraz Mourvèdre 'Bin 2' (2011)Wishlisted
Le Chateau Noir Shiraz ViognierScanned
Bodegas Y Viñedos Maurodos Toro Prima (2007)Wishlisted
Mar de Frades Albariño Rías Baixas (2009)Wishlisted
Bodegas Muga Rioja Blanco (2011)Wishlisted
Lagunilla Optimus Marqués de la Concordia (2004)Cellared
Muga Seleccion Especial Reserva (2006)Cellared
Azpilicueta Crianza (2008)Cellared