Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2016

Original Price $22.00
Current Price $19.97

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94pts James Suckling
Kaiken Ultra Malbec is a wine fit for food, and at this price, you should try all of the following suggestions! We've come up with a little trip around the world so that you may enjoy not only the notable fruit, but the spice notes and approachable tannins as well. Begin your journey with a full glass and an homage to the wine's homeland of mini Argentine meat empanadas. Your taste buds will thank you. Moving on, we vote for an Indian rogan josh (medium spicy lamb curry) which will balance the rich, lush fruit beautifully. Or, you may follow the empanadas with sizzling steak fajitas. Interested in hopping the pond? Try this well-balanced red with an English meat pie, and be sure the crust is flaky and buttery. If you're doing more drinks and snacks, then chicken wings basted with a hoisin/molasses barbecue sauce is just the ticket. Buen viaje winelovers!

James Suckling:  "A soft and round-textured red with stones and blackberries. Full body, subtle chocolate and berry character and hazelnut undertones. Turns rich on the finish. A blend of top vineyards. Drink now." Apr 2018

Winery:  "This deep brilliant red-colored wine with purplish tones displays rich aromas. The nose has interesting spicy and floral notes—a clear expression of a cool year—intertwined with black fruit aromas reminiscent of blueberries and blackberries that show this variety’s great typicity. Good structure and soft tannins call for a second glass. The finish is fresh, complex, and persistent with fruit notes and subtle spicy undertones of rosemary, thyme, and dry flowers.

Our Malbec Ultra is an elegant wine with refined tannins and good persistence. Therefore, we recommend 30-minute decanting (to increase oxygenation) for full display of delicious flavors and aromas. Serve at 59°-63°F (15°-17°C) with casserole or not too elaborate red meat dishes or just enjoy with ripe cheese. Store in a cool (<59oF; <15oC) and dry place, protected from direct light exposure."

Bottle 750ml, cork         
Varietal 100% Malbec
Alcohol  14.0%
Total Acidity 4.1g/L
pH 3.7
Residual Sugar 2.3g/L
Free SO2 30ppm
Aging 12 months in French oak barrels, 1/3 new, 2/3 2nd & 3rd use
Region              Mendoza, Argentina
Original Price $22.00
Current Price $19.97

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