Tikal Jubilo 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 105203
  • red wine
  • RP93
  • ST92
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Deep blackcurrant and oak aromas with opaque red/purple color. Flavors of black cherry liqueur, red currants, dark chocolate and a touch of roasted coffee. Lush without seeming heavy. Seems to unfold in layers, keeping the palate excited well past the lengthy finish. Plenty of tannin for aging without any harsh astringency. Pairs well with most fine food presentations like duck in a fruit sauce, leg of lamb persillade, Osso Buco, and even a simple filet mignon. Also complements medium-strong cheeses (French, Italian, goat) or dishes prepared with mushroom or cream sauces.

Critical Acclaim

"The purple-colored 2006 Jubilo is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Malbec aged for 12 months in 30% new French oak. It delivers a fragrant nose of black cherry, black currant, wood smoke, leather, and chocolate. This leads to a full-bodied wine with layers of succulent fruit, plenty of spice, a firm structure, excellent concentration, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Give it 2-3 years and drink it from 2010 to 2018. "
93 Points

"Bright, deep ruby, Blackberry, blueberry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate on the fresh nose. Superconcentrated and very ripe, with juicy acidity cutting the wine's creamy texture and giving it good lift. A very successful blend, with the cabernet energy showing to good advantage today. In fact, this is downright flashy right now. Finishes with broad, serious, but smooth tannins and excellent length."
92 Points

"Very dark, with a core of black currant and fig sauce held back for now by notes of bittersweet chocolate bark, black tea and espresso notes. The finish is focused with underlying purity. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2010. 350 cases made."
91 Points

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