Tikal

Amorio Mendoza Malbec

9.1257 ratings
9.121 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

I did not take notes as these wines were served over a casual lunch with the Tikal staff.

Ernesto Catena who is the eldest son of Nicolás Catena. Nicolás is of course family involved Catena Zapata. Ernesto is a 4th generation Winemaker and operates Tikal completely with biodynamic practices.

Their wines are quite good and will get better with 3-5 years plus in bottle. They are also very well priced on the international stage. Very good wines at a great QPR.

Photos of, their Bodega a hour south of Mendoza with the snow capped Andes in the background. Another small production wine they make at their offices called Lorange. The entire production stays in Argentina and our setting for our fabulous lunch.

I did not take notes as these wines were served over a casual lunch with the Tikal staff.

Ernesto Catena who is the eldest son of Nicolás Catena. Nicolás is of course family involved Catena Zapata. Ernesto is a 4th generation Winemaker and operates Tikal completely with biodynamic practices.

Their wines are quite good and will get better with 3-5 years plus in bottle. They are also very well priced on the international stage. Very good wines at a great QPR.

Photos of, their Bodega a hour south of Mendoza with the snow capped Andes in the background. Another small production wine they make at their offices called Lorange. The entire production stays in Argentina and our setting for our fabulous lunch.

May 15th, 2018
Jorge Ferraez

Dark fruit, chocolate, sweet tanins and spice. Round and silky, with structure and red fruit notes

Dark fruit, chocolate, sweet tanins and spice. Round and silky, with structure and red fruit notes

3 people found it helpfulAug 16th, 2014
Matt Young

Nice Malbec. Old world style, earthy, medium to full bodied. These people make good wine. Would be interested to see how much it costs

Nice Malbec. Old world style, earthy, medium to full bodied. These people make good wine. Would be interested to see how much it costs

3 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2014
Skye Lawrence

Vicki at William cross - great part of the argentine wine flight

Vicki at William cross - great part of the argentine wine flight

2 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Justin Brown

Fogo de Chao in Boston

Fogo de Chao in Boston

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2014
Pavle Milić

Too jammy.

Too jammy.

Jan 20th, 2016
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

9.3

This wine went down way too easy! Tikal "Amorio" is 85% Malbec and 15% Petit Verdot from 13 year old vines located at 3,000 feet elevation. This wine spent 12 months in 70% French & 30% American oak; 70% new, 30% 2nd & 3rd use. 93 Wine Advocate, 91 Vinous

This wine went down way too easy! Tikal "Amorio" is 85% Malbec and 15% Petit Verdot from 13 year old vines located at 3,000 feet elevation. This wine spent 12 months in 70% French & 30% American oak; 70% new, 30% 2nd & 3rd use. 93 Wine Advocate, 91 Vinous

Jun 9th, 2015
Tony Margiotta

The initial earth on the nose subsided as the wine oxidated. Chocolate tannins. Dark fruit but minimal. Rich enough for skirt steak. Simple dry red wine with medium plus body. Well made but a little too chocolatey for serious wine.

The initial earth on the nose subsided as the wine oxidated. Chocolate tannins. Dark fruit but minimal. Rich enough for skirt steak. Simple dry red wine with medium plus body. Well made but a little too chocolatey for serious wine.

May 25th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

100% Malbec in a big bottle.

100% Malbec in a big bottle.

Feb 10th, 2015
Ryan Wofford

Nice structure

Nice structure

Dec 22nd, 2014