Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina

One for the future

Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina (£13.99 Winedirect, D Byrne & Co, Luvians Bottle Shop, The Fine Wine Company, Aitken Wines, Whole Foods Market, L’Art du Vin, Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants, Henderson Wines, Halifax Wine Company, The Longship, Liquid Treasure, Chester Beer & Wine, Shills of Cockermouth, The Wine Chambers)
Still seems very closed, there’s a core of dark damson, blackcurrant and blackberry flavour which veers to the sweet but never gets too jammy, along with an overcoat of slightly rubbery (watch the vid for what I mean) smoky oak and tannin. Big rich style, but seems to have what it takes to get past its slightly boisterous adolescence. S-

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