‘Mai’ Mendoza Malbec 2016, Kaiken

£43.50 per bottle

About this wine

Meaning ‘first’ in the Pehuenche dialect, Mai is Kaiken’s top wine, sourced from 100+ year old vines in Vistalba, this 100% Malbec is structured and powerful yet balanced. It is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, which lends the wine a complexity and roundness that carries through to the finish. Naturally low yields results in extraordinary concentration of flavour.

On the nose, the 2016 displays fruity aromas of plum and cherry combined with spicy notes of tobacco and cinnamon. An elegant and complex wine, with soft tannins and a long lingering finish.

Ageing potential: The wine is ready to be enjoyed now but has the intensity and structure to age for the next decade.

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Producer Kaiken
Category Argentina
Region Mendoza
Colour Red
Grape Malbec
Bottle Size 75cl
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes

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Delivery within mainland UK is free for orders over £75.00.

 

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