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Tikal Natural 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
JS
93
VM
92
WA
91
Additional vintages
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
A red with decadent and rich yet fresh aromas of blueberries, smoked meat and ink. Full bodied and very soft with a round, caressing mouth feel and a delicious finish that recalls the same aromatic character. Juicy and fun. Drink or hold. ... More details
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Tikal Natural 2017 750ml

SKU 842234
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Sale
$16.00
$14.00
/750ml bottle
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* There are 5 bottles available for Rapid Shipment or in-store or curbside pick up in our location in Ballston Lake NY.
Professional Ratings
JS
93
VM
92
WA
91
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
A red with decadent and rich yet fresh aromas of blueberries, smoked meat and ink. Full bodied and very soft with a round, caressing mouth feel and a delicious finish that recalls the same aromatic character. Juicy and fun. Drink or hold.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
A blend of Malbec with 40% Syrah from Vistaflores, aged for eight months in 20% new oak, four-fifths French and one-fifth American. Bright purple in hue, it delivers aromas of red currant and raspberry plus hints of flesh and violet over an inviting mint note that is then followed by sweet spices kept in a pencil box. The palate is flavorsome, loose and sugary with a smooth, thirst-quenching fluidity.
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Syrah, the 2017 Natural is a brand that was born before the movement of "natural" wines, but now Ernesto Catena works in biodynamic agriculture and got interested in "natural" wines. The Syrah fermented with full clusters and fermented together with the destemmed Malbec. It has a young profile with some aromas of beeswax and honey, wild berries and herbs, pure and clean. It matured in concrete vats, and it didn't see any oak to preserve the wild character. It's juicy and has an approachable and soft palate with tasty flavors, good freshness and no heat.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 93 - A red with decadent and rich yet fresh aromas of blueberries, smoked meat and ink. Full bodied and very soft with a round, caressing mouth feel and a delicious finish that recalls the same aromatic character. Juicy and fun. Drink or hold.
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Region: Cuyo

Situated in and around the Andean mountains, the Cuyo region of Argentina has long been associated with the best of the country's wine industry. Including now world famous provinces such as Mendoza and La Rioja, Argentina's Cuyo region has something of an ideal environment for the cultivation of high quality grapes – including Argentina's flagship varietal, the Malbec – which includes the beautiful Desaguadero River and its tributaries. Although the region itself is quite dry and arid, the soils have a remarkably high mineral content, and plenty of iron which gives it the distinctive red color associated with Cuyo. For several decades now, wineries in Cuyo have been booming, as more and more of the global wine audience begin to recognize the region's remarkable potential for rich and flavorful wines.
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Country: Argentina

It is said that the first Argentinian vines were planted in the Mendoza more than four hundred years ago by European settlers, and despite these early wines being used primarily for religious purposes, the fervor for wine making never left the area. Today, Argentina is keen to demonstrate its technological prowess when it comes to vineyard cultivation, by combining traditional methods of irrigation left over from the Huarpes Indians with modern techniques in order to make the dry, arid desert an ideal environment for growing grapes. Indeed, these ancient irrigation channels, dug hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bring mineral-rich melt water from the Andes via the Mendoza river, something which gives the grapes grown in this region some of their character. The primary grape of this and other regions of Argentina is the Malbec, which is highly susceptible to rot in its native France, but which thrives in the dry and hot climate of South America, producing rich and plummy wines which are highly drinkable especially when young.
Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
Would you buy this wine again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
10/05/20
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Region: Cuyo

Situated in and around the Andean mountains, the Cuyo region of Argentina has long been associated with the best of the country's wine industry. Including now world famous provinces such as Mendoza and La Rioja, Argentina's Cuyo region has something of an ideal environment for the cultivation of high quality grapes – including Argentina's flagship varietal, the Malbec – which includes the beautiful Desaguadero River and its tributaries. Although the region itself is quite dry and arid, the soils have a remarkably high mineral content, and plenty of iron which gives it the distinctive red color associated with Cuyo. For several decades now, wineries in Cuyo have been booming, as more and more of the global wine audience begin to recognize the region's remarkable potential for rich and flavorful wines.
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Country: Argentina

It is said that the first Argentinian vines were planted in the Mendoza more than four hundred years ago by European settlers, and despite these early wines being used primarily for religious purposes, the fervor for wine making never left the area. Today, Argentina is keen to demonstrate its technological prowess when it comes to vineyard cultivation, by combining traditional methods of irrigation left over from the Huarpes Indians with modern techniques in order to make the dry, arid desert an ideal environment for growing grapes. Indeed, these ancient irrigation channels, dug hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bring mineral-rich melt water from the Andes via the Mendoza river, something which gives the grapes grown in this region some of their character. The primary grape of this and other regions of Argentina is the Malbec, which is highly susceptible to rot in its native France, but which thrives in the dry and hot climate of South America, producing rich and plummy wines which are highly drinkable especially when young.