Province: MendozaKaiken Ultra Malbec 2012
Subregion: Vista Flores; Altamira; Gualtallary
Grapes: 100% Malbec
Aging: 12 months in French oak
Not your usual malbec: opaque and velvety, with thick legs and aromas of plum jam and clove, yet none of the customary acrid ink in the nose. The oak has tamed the more bitter flavors and tannins in the mouth, too, bringing effulgent winter spices and woodiness to the fore. With food, the finish takes a turn to rich mocha.