Tikal (Ernesto Catena) Patriota Mendoza 2017

Other Red Blends from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
JS 93
V 91
WA 90
13.5% ABV
Item # 703345

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93 points James Suckling: "Vivid and exciting blackberries with tangy acidity. Medium-bodied, round and delicious. Drink and finish the bottle! (4/2/20)"

91 points Joaquín Hidalgo (Vinous): "[$23 list] A blend of Bonarda with 40% Malbec, both from San Carlos, Uco Valley, that spent nine months in French and American oak (60/40), one-fifth new. Bright violet in color. The aromas include pine and resin notes along with blackberries, plums and violets. A straightforward, sun-kissed wine that presents a flavorful palate, gentle tannins and a fleshy, fluid flow. Expressive with a sustained floral aftertaste. Drink: 2020-2024. (Oct 2020)"

90 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda and shows the rusticity of the Bonarda, with some earthy hints and notes of ripe berries with a balsamic core of aromatic herbs. The palate is juicy and there are fine tannins. The two grapes fermented separately, and the wines matured in oak vats; the blend was done after malolactic. Drink: 2019-2023. (Oct 2019)"
93 points James Suckling: "Vivid and exciting blackberries with tangy acidity. Medium-bodied, round and delicious. Drink and finish the bottle! (4/2/20)"

91 points Joaquín Hidalgo (Vinous): "[$23 list] A blend of Bonarda with 40% Malbec, both from San Carlos, Uco Valley, that spent nine months in French and American oak (60/40), one-fifth new. Bright violet in color. The aromas include pine and resin notes along with blackberries, plums and violets. A straightforward, sun-kissed wine that presents a flavorful palate, gentle tannins and a fleshy, fluid flow. Expressive with a sustained floral aftertaste. Drink: 2020-2024. (Oct 2020)"

90 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda and shows the rusticity of the Bonarda, with some earthy hints and notes of ripe berries with a balsamic core of aromatic herbs. The palate is juicy and there are fine tannins. The two grapes fermented separately, and the wines matured in oak vats; the blend was done after malolactic. Drink: 2019-2023. (Oct 2019)"
Product SKU 703345
Producer Tikal (Ernesto Catena)
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Other Red Blends
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 60% Malbec, 40% Bonarda
ABV 13.5%
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