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Kaiken 2012 Ultra Malbec

2018 Top 10 Barbecue Wines

Kaiken 2012 Ultra Malbec has aromas of dark berry, bitter chocolate and licorice


Mendoza, Argentina

Rating: 14/20

Price: $18

Kaiken was founded by Aurelio Montes in 2002 with the intention of producing outstanding wine with the best crops from both sides of the Andes: Argentina and Chile. The Kaiken 2012 Ultra Malbec proves that such an international collaboration can be fruitful. The wine opens up with strong aromas of dark berry, bitter chocolate and licorice, followed by intense flavors of plum, espresso bean and spice. This lush, full-bodied wine is best enjoyed with red and white meats, creamy cheeses and sweet desserts.

For more information, visit the Kaiken Premium Wines official website.

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