Tuesday, January 19, 2010

***+ $ Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, Mendoza, Argentina - Wine Review and Rating

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Original Review, September, 2009: Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, from Mendoza, Argentina, is named after a wild goose in the Chile/Argentina area. This cabernet sauvignon is finished at 14.5% alcohol.

This Kaiken represents my second tasting from the maker, the first - a Kaiken Ultra Malbec - was one I rated quite highly. I'm hoping here for a solid, go-to, value-priced cabernet sauvignon. Let's see...

In the glass, this is deep, warm, dark red. Aroma is creamy, oaky, carrying bold dark cherries. Suggests a full, round sip.

On the palate, it draws as a deep, dark, almost charcoal-tinged, oaky, full-fruit middle. The dark oak mellows a touch, then leads into the long finish. Pleasant indeed, if not distinctive. Three stars on the Spirit of Wine scale, making this an excellent value.
Updated Review, four months later, January, 2010, three years from vintage date:
Same deep, creamy, black cherry aroma.  Same charcoal and oak-tinged palate, but vinous tannins carry it along your tongue.  Adding a plus, become even more svelte!

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