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Kaiken Selección Especial Malbec 2018

Mendoza, ArgentinaKaiken is named for a bird that migrates back and forth between Chile and Argentina. The legendary Montes family runs the winery, and early on, winemaker Aurelio Montes Sr. was known to fly his plane back and forth between Santiago and Mendoza. This wine, made by Aurelio Montes Jr., hails from vineyards in Vistalba and Agrelo sub-regions, and is aged six months in new and used French oak. Seleccion Especial is a focused, savoury, resinous malbec with juicy blueberries mixed with dark cherries. It is authentic Argentine malbec that is hard to find for $16. It finishes on the sweet fruit side but with enough spice and acidity to keep it all balanced. Ready to drink.Tasted: 09 October 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 15.99 BCLS SK 19.99 SaskLiquor ON 15.95 LCBO - Vintages Producer: Montes WinesDistributors: Trajectory Beverage Partners
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 578690UPC: 00715126555012