Excellent Scores for Kaiken wines in Argentina tasting by wine critic James Suckling

4 August, 2014

James Suckling, internationally regarded as one of the World’s most influential wine critics (JamesSuckling.com), recently visited Argentina where he found “lots of great wines to drink”. “Our first trip to Argentina was an incredible eye-opener. It broke all expectations to such extent that a month later we found ourselves flying back to Mendoza for the second time to meet more people, visit more wineries and taste more wines”. “Argentina is resoundingly making world-class wines with everything from Malbec to Cabernet Franc.


Intense aromas of ripe berry, sandalwood and dark chocolate follow through to a full body, with super integrated tannins and a blueberry and light vanilla character. Ultra serious. Drink or hold.

Kaiken Terroir Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Mendoza · 93 Points

This is beautiful and sexy with lots of dark fruits, dark chocolate and hints of vanilla bean. Cappuccino too. There’s lots of new wood showing but it’s integrated and delicious. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now.

Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Mendoza · 92 Points

Aromas of currants, tar and nuts follow through to a full body with firm tannins and a juicy finish. Solid cab. Drink or hold.

Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontés 2014 Valle de Cafayate · 91 Points

Aromas of minerals, rosemary and white roses on the nose following through to lemon sherbet and stones. Well-balanced, sexy and ending with an elegant finish. Screw cap. Drink now.

Kaiken Terroir Series Malbec 2012 Mendoza · 90 Points

A red with loads of vanilla oak, yet it’s soft and juicy. Lots of fruit too. Full body plus soft and round tannins and a fruity finish. Lots of cappuccino on the finish as well. A blend of malbec, bonarda and petit verdot. Drink now.