Malbec Syrah, 2015. Tikal

Malbec Syrah, 2015. Tikal

Item #: U0719R2IA
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Malbec/Syrah
Vineyard/Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
Color: Very Dark
Nose: Blueberry, Earth
Palate: Dense Cherry, Chocolate
Finish: Exceedingly Long
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2025/Red Meat, Game/13.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Ernesto Catena came to Argentina from Italy and brought four generations of winemaking knowledge with him. But, Catena is not just a winemaker. He's also a Renaissance man whose connection to the arts is as strong as his connection to the soil.

His passion is only matched by his intellect. When he was starting out, he knew he could not complete his vision without help. So, he set out to find like-minded individuals to help him create a completely natural environment from which he could produce perfection in organic winemaking.

From his incredible success, we can say he has done quite well. His vineyards are not just organic, but biodynamic, meaning that he has created a near-perfect environment, where every piece is interconnected with every other, so that all work in harmony to achieve one common goal.

Our selection is a rare blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Syrah that was aged for 10 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels. The purity of the wine mingles with the richness of the oak to form a compelling harmony between two different, but organic forces.

The dense, deep color signals its size and scope and delivers in every way. Dense black cherry and earth come center stage, followed by reduced blueberry, pomegranate, licorice and leather. The entire amalgam is so perfectly integrated that the effect is one continuous swirl of seamless organic pleasure.