Tikal Natural 2015
Cool berry aromas show notes of mint, mocha and dark chocolate. This blend feels tight but offers depth. Spicy plum and wild berry flavors are key to this fruit-forward wine, which is oaky and spicy and simmers on the finish.
I also tasted the 2015 Natural, which was a good chance to compare the two vintages of this Malbec with 30% Syrah from Vista Flores. All their wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts and there are no corrections, so the wines show the character of the vintage faithfully. This is the wine that seems to have had less influence from the élevage, showing the work they do in the vineyard. 2015 was a cooler vintage and it resulted in a fresher wine, with good acidity and a fruit-driven nose. It has intense flavors, nice fruit and a very good core of acidity. Very good. 47,000 bottles produced.