Tikal Patriota Mendoza Malbec Bonarda 2014

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"Odedi" Delectable Pro

This Argentinian Malbec Blend is always enjoyable. This 2014 was not the best vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now. Showing black fruits with earth, oak, vegetables, barnyard, beef jerky, spices, tobacco leaf and black pepper. Soft mouthfeel with medium acidity and mild complexity. 13.8% alcohol by volume. 89 points.

This Argentinian Malbec Blend is always enjoyable. This 2014 was not the best vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now. Showing black fruits with earth, oak, vegetables, barnyard, beef jerky, spices, tobacco leaf and black pepper. Soft mouthfeel with medium acidity and mild complexity. 13.8% alcohol by volume. 89 points.

8.9

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Tikal is owned by Ernesto Catena and is named after his son. Ernesto spent his childhood in the vineyards of Mendoza among local wine-growers. Deep red with purple edges and aged in oak for about 10 months. Aromas of berry fruit and spicy notes. On the palate raspberry and plum flavors with oak, cacao and cinnamon spice. Vivid acidity, dusty fine tannins ending with slight earthy edge. Nice value!

Tikal is owned by Ernesto Catena and is named after his son. Ernesto spent his childhood in the vineyards of Mendoza among local wine-growers. Deep red with purple edges and aged in oak for about 10 months. Aromas of berry fruit and spicy notes. On the palate raspberry and plum flavors with oak, cacao and cinnamon spice. Vivid acidity, dusty fine tannins ending with slight earthy edge. Nice value!

9.0

Meg Herring Delectable Pro

Super silky and great for dinner

Super silky and great for dinner

8.8

Hal Ozanne

A father's day gift. We had it with barbequed beef and chicken. Very smooth and a nice blend of Malbec and Bonarda grapes.

A father's day gift. We had it with barbequed beef and chicken. Very smooth and a nice blend of Malbec and Bonarda grapes.

9.0

Jason Hemming

Thanks @Matthew Arnould BlackBerry, violets, tobacco. Light tannins. Herbal finish.

Thanks @Matthew Arnould BlackBerry, violets, tobacco. Light tannins. Herbal finish.

8.9

Willie Carter

Deep, dark violet with cherry red hues. Huge fruit on the nose with cranberry, ripe cherries, and blackberries showing dominance. While a big wine, this manages a very silky mouthfeel with a touch of refinement, as well. Vanilla, smoked wood chips, strawberry, and heaps of dark fruit deliciousness. The Bonarda adds an herbal element to the blend that you don’t necessarily see coming. Those herbs take you to the long finish. A spectacularly fun wine.

Deep, dark violet with cherry red hues. Huge fruit on the nose with cranberry, ripe cherries, and blackberries showing dominance. While a big wine, this manages a very silky mouthfeel with a touch of refinement, as well. Vanilla, smoked wood chips, strawberry, and heaps of dark fruit deliciousness. The Bonarda adds an herbal element to the blend that you don’t necessarily see coming. Those herbs take you to the long finish. A spectacularly fun wine.

9.0

Penny Gray

Absolutely yummy. Jammy smooth blackberry

Absolutely yummy. Jammy smooth blackberry

9.3

Robert Maxam

Very nice red blend from Argentina

Very nice red blend from Argentina

8.7

Kristina Lima

Light Tannins, light to medium body. Was hoping for a little more umph

Light Tannins, light to medium body. Was hoping for a little more umph

8.6

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Tikal’s 2014 Patriota Malbec-Bonarda offers vibrant blackberry, cassis and violet aromas complemented by smoky, spicy oak. Its berry and spice flavors are plush, sweet and open-knit but not a bit heavy, while the finish is suavely tannic and persistent. (ST)

Tikal’s 2014 Patriota Malbec-Bonarda offers vibrant blackberry, cassis and violet aromas complemented by smoky, spicy oak. Its berry and spice flavors are plush, sweet and open-knit but not a bit heavy, while the finish is suavely tannic and persistent. (ST)

9.0

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

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