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2013 Tikal Argentina & Chile (Red Blends) "Patriota"

Winery: Tikal

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Patriota"

Wine Category: Argentina & Chile (Red Blends)

Grape blend: 60% Malbec & 40% Bonarda

Region: Mendoza

State or country: Argentina

Price: $20

Cases produced: 12,500

KWG Score: 90.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 4, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Malbec and Bonarda blend from Tikal opens with a boysenberry bouquet with hints black cherry and dark chocolate. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, silky and fruity. The flavors profile is a gentle boysenberry with notes of mild minerality and black raspberry. I also detected hints of black olive and faint oak. The finish is dry and its fine tannins and gentle fruit linger for a little while. This elegant Argentinian red is very food friendly and would pair nicely with veal scaloppini with saffron cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken

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.

Organic status: not organic

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