Tikal Amorio Malbec 2013


SKU 06016


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. Food Pairing: Pairs well with grilled or smoked meats such as beef, pork, and lamb. Also complements dishes prepared with cheese or cream sauces.
Category Red Wine
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Brand Tikal
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateAmorío is sold later, so I started with the 2013 Amorío, a blend of Malbec with 40% Cabernet Franc from their biodynamically-farmed estate vineyards in Vista Flores, in the Valle de Uco. The wine matured in French and American oak barrels for 14 months. I think the two varieties work very nicely together. There is great balance here and a mixture of peppery notes and floral aromas, very balanced and fresh. This blend is a one-off, as it's usually Petit Verdot. Here you have a nice texture and a combination of the rounder tannins from the Malbec and the sharper, more austere ones from Cabernet Franc. 42,000 bottles produced in 2013.

Luis Gutierrez, December 30, 2016
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastFloral, grapy aromas are exotic and herbal. High acidity creates energy but also a shearing sense. Currant, red plum and spice flavors end with a blast of blazing acidity and notes of baking spices, cocoa and herbs.

Michael Schachner, October 1, 2016
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorAn angular red, with iron notes to the dried blackberry and blueberry flavors, mixed with forest floor details. Accents of anise and pepper show on the finish. Drink now. 4,300 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, March 31, 2016