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Wine tour operator, wine writer and lapsed physiotherapist. "Nature abhors a vacuum. I personally hate dusting."


Friday, January 6, 2012

Kaiken - Argentinian Malbec 2010

  Last night we had friends over for dinner, and being wine lovers, they bought some wine with them plus a damn fine mushroom quiche.  Among the (many) bottles the four of us consumed over the evening was a Malbec from Kaiken.  When the bottle was brought out I assumed it was a Japanese winemaker's label, but no - the Kaiken is a native Argentinian bird.

Anyway, the wine is made from Mendoza fruit - 93% Malbec with the remainder Cabernet Sauvignon.  Great wine - intensely ripe and seamless, with soft tannins and black berry fruit and savoury flavours.

Glengarry have it in stock for $NZ17.90 a bottle - a total bargain.

Phil runs wine tours in Auckland


  1. Hi Phil, Jak here from Glengarry Wines, and I must agree that these Kaiken Wines are excellent quality and Value. Kaiken is part of the Chilean producer Montes stable and along with the Chakana wines form Argentinia are a genuine favourite with us. We find them so easy to sell as the over deliver in power and intensity. The hardest thing is keeping them in Stock!! If you or any of your readers are looking for some or other great wines we have a Huge Sale which kicked off today. Check online if your out of town and we can do free delivery for orders over $300. There will be some wicked Fine wine deals so well worth a browse.

  2. Hi Jak - have noted and will be in for some good deals. Cheers!