SRP of $17 and available for as low as $12. Imported by TGIC Importers. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Terroir Series (formerly Kaiken Corte) is a range of wines produced with grapes carefully selected from our estates in the first zone of Mendoza. This wine is a perfect blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Petit Verdot. It has been aged for 10 months in French new and used oak. Malbec adds nice touches of violets, together with a delightful soft texture, Bonarda the floral and wild touches and Petit Verdot the strength.
Kaiken is the native name of a wild goose that flies over the Andes, between Argentina and Chile, same as Aurelio Montes - father and son - do to make this wine.
The 2011 Kaiken Terroir Series Corte Malbec Blend needs a bit of time in the glass to open up but then it reveals a lovely aroma of blueberries, blackberries, violets and a hint of baking spice. The wine tastes excellent with a wonderful smooth and silky mouthfeel plus lot of dark fruit like blackberry and plum. You'll also find a little mint and even a hint of black pepper. Oaky, leathery notes lead into the dry, long, mineral-filled finish. Much like the Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2011 we reviewed previously, this one is not only fun to drink but also a great value.
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Overall Rating: 7.8
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