Tikal Patriota Red Blend 2016 (Argentina) Rated 90WA
Tikal Patriota Red Blend 2016 (Argentina) Rated 90WA ymkt735123
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Wine Advocate Review
The 2016 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda from La Consulta in the Valle de Uco. It fermented in stainless steel and concrete vats and matured in used oak barrels (60% French, 40% American) for 11 months. It's juicy, with density and a little less oak than in the past. But the tannins are still noticeable, which adds to the rusticity of the Bonarda. In this peculiar vintage, the Bonarda was put in stainless steel, aiming at the texture it provides. Drink 2018-2021.
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. Pairs well with grilled meats such as beef and pork, smoked ham, and even pizza with meat toppings. Incredibly fun to drink!