Monday, October 20, 2008

Tikal Patriota 2005

  • Area: Argentina, Mendoza
  • Grape: 60% Bonarda, 40% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Rating: Black; 91 Dilettante; 88 Nwjr; 86 The Z; 95
Description: We were all over the map with our numbers on this one. We haven't had much experience with the bonarda grape so it's difficult to compare it with other wines of this type. This blend has the subtle elements found in a Bordeaux with the brightness of a California red. We didn't get much Argentine teroir here yet it was pleasant and very drinkable.

The color is dark purple. On the nose there are elements of dark fruits, elderberry and chocolate. The mouth feel is rich and very dry with soft flavors of buttery caramel, dark fruits, cherries, and cocoa. The lingering finish is bone dry with elements of wet stone and soft tannins.

Price: $28

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