Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2012

Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2012

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.

94 Points

Wine Notes & Recommendations

Grape Varieties
100% Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
80% Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Yield of Vineyard
6 tons per hectare. Hand harvested using 15kg bins. The best grapes are manually selected before starting the winemaking process.
While ready to enjoy now, this wine will age well for at least ten years.
18 – 20° C.
64 – 68° F.
Recommended 30 – 45 minutes decanting before drinking.
Food Pairing
Perfect to be matched with all kinds of meats; foods with spicy sauces, soft and creamy cheeses and sweet desserts.

Sales Materials

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Score Sheetpdf
Case Cardpdf
winemaker notespdf
Shelf Talkerspdf

Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2012

Region: Kaiken

Aurelio Montes, founder and winemaker of Chile’s renowned Montes winery, established Kaiken after falling in love with Argentina’s terrior-driven wines. Kaiken are a distinctive breed of geese that crisscross above the Andes across Chile and Argentina. In emulation of its namesake, the Kaiken brand reflects the best of both sides of the Andes. Today, the combination of Chilean winemakers and phenomenal estate locations –Maipu (Cruz de Piedra), Lujan de Cuyo (Ugarteche, Agrelo) and Valle de Uco – produce exceptional Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Aurelio Montes, Founder & Chief Winemaker
An industry pioneer, Aurelio Montes brings his education, experience and expertise to Argentina with Kaiken. Applying the ingenuity synonymous with the Montes brand, Aurelio Montes and his son Aurelio Jr. have captured the exceptional elements of the terroir, resulting in wines full of character, personality, elegance and expression.


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