I talk every now and then about finding brands that you trust. It’s good to find a few brands that always seem to get it right, vintage after vintage. Brands that can be your go-to wines when you’re looking for a certain varietal or region. Don’t get me wrong, I love to be adventurous and explore different wines. But every now and then, you just want to grab something you know. And when it comes to Argentine wines, Kaiken is one of those brands for me.
Kaiken concentrates their production on malbec and cabernet sauvignon. They do have a couple wines with different varieties, but cabernet and malbec are their specialty and they do both very well.
Vanilla, violets, blackberry and plum tie together to create an exciting and aromatic nose on this wine. And the flavors are just as fabulous, with plum, blackberry and dark chocolate adding some complexity. There’s a leathery aspect on the finish, which also brings some black tea-like tannins and a lingering plum flavor.
If you like a malbec with rich fruit flavors balanced by earthy tannins and chocolate, then this is a good choice. And if you like spending only ten dollars for a tasty wine, then this becomes a great choice!
Wine: Kaiken Reserva
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.