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2021 Kaiken Malbec "Ultra"

Kaiken 2021 Ultra Malbec

Winery: Kaiken

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ultra"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 100% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Uco Valley

State or country: Argentina

Price: $22

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90.5)

Review date: July 9, 2024

Wine Review: This very approachable Argentinian Malbec from the Uco Valley is a dark purple color, with aromas including blackberry, red raspberry, cinnamon, leather, sweet tobacco, and lilacs. On the palate, there is plenty of ripe fruit, and it is super smooth, concentrated, balanced, full bodied, with medium acidity. I detected flavors of blueberry, blackberry, red cherry, raspberry tea, kitchen spices and mild minerality, along with notes of coffee, toast, and vanilla oak. The wine opens up nicely as it lingers in the glass. Round yet firm tannins, the fruit extends into the finish for a long time. Serve with a lamb burger with blue cheese. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: View: Intense red color with violet and blue tones.
Nose: Intense aromas of blackberries and violets are perceived, accompanied by notes of white flowers and black fruits along with traces of white pepper and clove. In addition, subtle notes of vanilla come from its time in the oak.
Mouth: It has a soft and silky entry, with round and well-integrated tannins. It stands out for its balance and structure, with its refreshing acidity that gives it vivacity. Fruit flavors linger on the palate with notes of blackberries and raspberries, complemented by delicate notes of wood and spice. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate, with hints of licorice.

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