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Date Printed: 2/27/2017
Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2008
Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2008
(search item no. 107573)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 2/27/2017: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2014 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2013 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Malbec shows a beautiful ruby red color with violet hues. On the nose, flowery and mineral notes are evident, with spicy touches that make the wine more complex and are finely blended with the elegance of the French oak.

On the mouth it's a wine of great structure and power, with tannins that are both soft and present. It has an outstanding balance and a very long finish, where red fruits and flower notes are evident. The wine is ready to be enjoyed now and has the potential to be cellared for at least ten years.

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About Kaiken:

Lauded Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes traveled across the Andes to make these wines, just like the Kaiken bird does when it migrates.