Kaiken shines internationally with its High Altitude Malbecs

2 February, 2016

Malbec is internationally known as the emblematic grape variety of Argentina and we are both pleased and proud to report that Kaiken´s Malbecs have recently achieved high praise from the critics. James Suckling, egarded as one of the world’s most influential wine critics (JamesSuckling.com), tasted about 600 wines for his report on Argentina, and gave 93 points to our Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2013. He characterized it as a “bright, fresh and fruity Malbec with hints of chocolate and walnuts. Medium to full body, crisp acidity and a clean finish. Super silky with polished tannins. Delicious, drinkable style” In the digital edition of the Wine Spectator (February 12, 2016) Kim Marcus, New York Managing Editor, posted his tasting notes on a review of 10 Argentine ‘Malbec Values that Deliver’, in which he awarded 91 points to Kaiken´s Malbec Reserva 2013 – the highest rated wine. In the words of Marcus, the wine is “ripe, filled with plenty of dark chocolate and Asian spice notes up front, wrapped around flavors of roasted plum, dark currant and wild herb. Offers a luscious mouthfeel, with a finish supported by medium-grained tannins.”

I am delighted with the international recognition critics are giving to the results of hard work from the Kaiken team. We aim to offer Malbecs of the highest quality. True expressions of our high altitude terroirs located in the best areas of Mendoza, which provide grapes with fresh fruit aromas and flavors, as well as beautifully rounded tannins. Enjoy

Aurelio Montes Jr. Winemaker