2010 Tikal Amorio Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina

Delicious flavors of dark red fruits, fragrant wood, and a little smoke and spice. If you know a Malbec doubter, share this one and watch the lights go on.

91 WA; 90 ST

2010 Tikal Amorio Malbec


as part of a mixed case.

Winemaker's Notes
"Aromas of smoky oak and cherry. Mouthwatering, penetrating flavors of ripe red and black cherries, red berries. Quite rich and velvety on the palate, and finishes with just enough grip to make it a real winner with food. This is some seriously sexy Malbec. Pairs well with grilled or smoked meats such as beef, pork, and lamb. Also complements dishes prepared with cheese or cream sauces."

Technical Notes
"From vineyards at 3,150 feet average altitude, 42 year old vines. Hand-harvested, no press wine. 12 months in 50% French (60% new French and 40% second-use French barriques) and 50% 2nd use American oak. Unfined, unfiltered. 14.4% alc."
Wine Advocate
"91 pts ... Dark ruby red in color, it exhibits an already complex aromatic array of cedar, cinnamon, mocha, violets, black cherry, and plum."

Stephen Tanzer
"90 pts ... Good bright ruby-red. Complex nose melds blackberry, chocolate, licorice, wild herbs and smoky minerality. Creamy, lush and sweet but with just enough acidity to give it balance. This sexy, seamless wine finishes with very sweet, edge-free tannins."