2011 Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec

Wine Review: Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

The team at Vina Montes seems to be able to do magic with this Kaiken Ultra Malbec when it comes to consistently delivering a well-made exciting and tasty wine. Vintage after vintage with very little variance for whatever growing conditions nature dealt them, Kaiken continues to deliver an ultra-plush final product. 

The fruit for this vintage comes from Valle de Uco and  First Zone in Lujan de Cuyo, the blend is 94% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas are smoky meat, ripe plums, and sweet and tart cherry. The flavors carry the red fruit presence in the aromas adding currants, spice and a hint of root beer in the mocha influenced mix making this wine one that just feels good to drink.

Plush, smooth textures and subtle tannins bring you back to the glass as the long pleasurable finish lingers and slowly dissipates. Try your hand at recreating the Churrasco  dining experience at home and you will have found the perfect pairing for this wine. 3,500 case production. Enjoy!

Rating: Excellent (91) | $25 | 14.8% ABV

Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec

2017-01-08T13:07:56+00:00

About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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