Tikal Patriota 2012
A rich red, packed with concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark plum and mocha, featuring plenty of dark chocolate notes. Offers a ripe texture, with creamy accents and hints of savory herb on the long finish. Drink now through 2020.
The 2012 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda from Vista Flores in Uco Valley and La Vendimia in Lujan de Cuyo that seems to be more marked by the toasty oak, with ripe notes of banana, black cherries, chocolate and espresso coffee presenting a showy and ripe, commercial profile. The palate is medium-bodied with high acidity and grippy tannins that call for food. Drink now-2017.