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2005 Kaiken Malbec "Ultra"


Winery: Kaiken

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ultra"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 93% Malbec & 7% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendoza

State or country: Argentina

Price: $25

Cases produced: 6,000

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: February 28, 2008

Wine Review: I really enjoyed the regular 2004 Kaiken Malbec, so I was looking forward to this Reserve offering at this year's Boston Wine Expo. On the palate, this opaque dark purple wine opens with a very inviting blackberry like bouquet with hints of spice. On the palate, this full bodied wine is very smooth, has a slightly dry mouthfeel and offers rich and concentrated blackberry flavors. The finish is very dry and has long soft lingering tannins. This is a nice steak wine. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2005 is deep purple, an exceptional vintage, fresh and dry, delivering floral aromas with the intensity of violets, fruits of the forest, mocha and strong mineral tones. In the mouth, a silky structure with round and sweet tannins, perfectly balanced hold a long, ever pleasing sensation on the palate. A genuine expression of Mendoza’s terroir.

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