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