Tikal Natural Organic Malbec 2010

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$20.00 $17.99
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Item No. 114013
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • W&S91
  • RP91
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This is Malbec in its most natural expression of untouched grapes shining through and capturing the true essence of the Vista Flores vineyard where they were picked. It has a beautiful pomegranate color and aroma of fresh red cherries with light French oak undertones. The palate is fresh and lively with black raspberry and spiced mocha notes. A great companion to barbeque or burgers, and incredibly easy to drink on its own. A real crowd pleaser.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Natural is 100% Malbec made from organically grown grapes and aged for 12 months in French and American oak. It offers up an expressive nose of wood smoke, spice box, violets, tobacco, and black cherry. This is followed by an elegant, sweetly-fruited, forward wine that over-delivers in a big way. Drink this outstanding value over the next 5-6 years. "
91 Points

"(made with organic grapes): Red-ruby. Pure, complex nose offers blackberry, blueberry, violet, licorice and a whiff of chocolatey oak. Ripe but juicy and firm, with harmonious acidity framing the dark berry, black cherry and saline flavors and keeping the wine's sweetness under wraps. Finishes with chewy, ripe, palate-dusting tannins and very good soil-driven length. Has the structure to age. A superb value."
91 Points

"Made from organically grown grapes, this malbec brims with notes of violets and soft red fruit. A nervous acidity makes it juicy and approachable while the flavors run deep and long."
91 Points

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Sandra W. - Arlington, VA (read all my reviews)

Style: Smooth & Supple
Very drinkable and smooth. Has a plummy or pruny taste. It's not terribly complex, but it's mildly sweet and mildly tart without hardly any tannins or bitterness at all. I really liked this. And I know the rules about what wine goes with which foods, but I would think this could go with any meal.
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Paxter2004 - Rego Park, NY (read all my reviews)

Style: Smooth & Supple
A very good bottle for the money. The nose could be a little richer, but wasn't bad at all. Color was a dark deep crimson violet... very nice. The wine was smooth on the palate not too fruity, not too acidic... one word comes to mind when I drink this: smooth. Buy a case.
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walktard - Tahoe City, CA (read all my reviews)

Prune and raisin taste, quite sweet. Could benefit from stronger tannins (something I don't say too often). Needs to breathe.
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