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.
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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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