Tikal Amorio Malbec 2013
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.
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.
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.