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Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon

Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon

Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon - taste note

Deep ruby

The glass fills with ripe red berry fruit and cassis notes as well as a backing track of black pepper, tobacco and dark chocolate.

A full and round mouth with lots of red fruit notes. Vanilla and chocolate linger on the end showing its longer oak aging.

An ideal partner for game or lightly spiced moroccan cassoulet

14.5% alcohol, 2012 vintage

< $20 USD

Winery sample, no decanting.

More on the wine

There are few great Cabs in Mendoza, but Kaiken has always been one of the most consistent since it started almost a decade ago and this Cabernet reflects the winemaking team’s commitment to the variety and finding its top expression in Mendoza. With 10% Malbec there is a bit of added juicy fruit but this Cab also shows classic varietal spice and is aged for a year in oak barrels (new and used). The fruit comes from Lujan de Cuyo and the Uco Valley.

More on the producer

Kaiken is renowned Chilean winemaker and entrepreneur Aurelio Montes’ Argentine outpost. In Chile he has Montes winery, and Napa Angel in the US. The original winery was built in the 1920s, but since 2007 he and his business partners took over Kaiken and the winery has a modern production line inside with a capacity of 7 million litres.