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2014 Kaiken Malbec "Reserva"

Winery: Kaiken

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserva"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 96% Malbec & 4% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Mendoza

State or country: Argentina

Price: $14

Cases produced: 30,000

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: May 13, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Malbec from Kaiken is very good. It opens with a fragrant boysenberry and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and smooth. The flavor profile is tasty black raspberry with nicely integrated minerality and old oak. I also detected hints of anise, black pepper and blackberry. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. This very good value Malbec would make a terrific glass pour. I would pair it with grilled barbecue steak tips. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Like most young wines, our Malbec Reserva 2014 has a deep purple color. Dried fruit flavors evoke strawberries and cherries, nicely complemented with spicy notes and menthol aromas. In the palate, this is a wine of extraordinary freshness and soft tannins.

Organic status: not organic

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