Kaiken, 'Ultra Malbec', 2018, Mendoza, Argentina


A benchmark Malbec that is among the finest examples from Argentina under £15. Excellent quality, poise, richness, and spice. Soft tannins, fresh, with hints of blueberry, blackberry, and that classic earthy undertones you see in great Argentinian Malbec.

Kaikenes are wild geese, native to Patagonia, that fly across the Andes between Chile and Argentina. In the same way, Montes, the Chilean winery, crossed the Andes to set up in Mendoza. Their vineyards are situated in the heart of Mendoza and further to the south in Valle de Uco, where many of the premium producers are now sourcing their fruit. The focus is primarily on Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon,

Producer: Kaiken winery (Montes)

Country: Argentina

Region: Mendoza

Grapes: Malbec 100%

Alcohol: 14.5%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Vegan