Kaiken Malbec Mai 2016

Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
JS 97
WE 95
TA 93
14.8% ABV
Item # 703738

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$74.95

750ml
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97 points James Suckling: "This is a really fine and polished malbec with crushed stones and blackberries. Full-bodied, yet reserved and beautiful. Seamless tannins and drive. It goes on for minutes. One of the best ever from here. Drinkable now, but will reward the patient. Try after 2023. (2/24/19)"

95 points/'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "Bold black-fruit aromas are slightly reduced and tarry at first, but with airing alluring herbal notes and complexity take over. While this is fully ripe and full in body and color, it's lively in feel. Toasty, almost charred oak goes toe to toe with deep black-fruit flavors. All of this is backed by a smoky, chocolaty finish. A huge success for a 2016, a year marred by rain. Drink through 2030. Alcohol 14.5%. (Oct 2020)"

93 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Mai is the flagship red from Kaiken, made with grapes from an ungrafted, 112-year-old parcel in Vistalba. Way less oaky than it used to be, this has considerable depth and structure, damson and blueberry fruit, sinewy tannins and a fresh, well-balanced finish. 2024-32. (2022)"
97 points James Suckling: "This is a really fine and polished malbec with crushed stones and blackberries. Full-bodied, yet reserved and beautiful. Seamless tannins and drive. It goes on for minutes. One of the best ever from here. Drinkable now, but will reward the patient. Try after 2023. (2/24/19)"

95 points/'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "Bold black-fruit aromas are slightly reduced and tarry at first, but with airing alluring herbal notes and complexity take over. While this is fully ripe and full in body and color, it's lively in feel. Toasty, almost charred oak goes toe to toe with deep black-fruit flavors. All of this is backed by a smoky, chocolaty finish. A huge success for a 2016, a year marred by rain. Drink through 2030. Alcohol 14.5%. (Oct 2020)"

93 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Mai is the flagship red from Kaiken, made with grapes from an ungrafted, 112-year-old parcel in Vistalba. Way less oaky than it used to be, this has considerable depth and structure, damson and blueberry fruit, sinewy tannins and a fresh, well-balanced finish. 2024-32. (2022)"
Product SKU 703738
Producer Kaiken
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Malbec
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.8%
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