2011 Kaiken Malbec Ultra, rated 90 by Wine Spectator.
"big" taste, smooth but a bit 'squeaky' on the teeth, might need another yr or so in the cellar. We received 8 bottles, put 7 away for a while. The 2012 wasn't quite as hearty on the taste.
Wine Maker Notes
Handsome ruby red colour. Outstanding and concentrated fruit, with beautiful aromas of red berries, black cherry and hints of tobaccos. A full-bodied wine. Round and velvety in mid-palate, with soft tannins. An added touch of vanilla and toast, followed by a long and smooth finish. Very, very elegant.
This Malbec shows a beautiful deep ruby 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, sweet plum, mocha and black cherry flavors blend with well integrated oak and tannins that are both soft and present. It has an outstanding balance and a very long and polished finish, where red fruits like blueberry and boysenberry are evident. The wine is ready to be enjoyed now and has the potential to be cellared for at least ten years.