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Kaiken 'Ultra' Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
93 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -920793
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WineScores' Review

Outstanding, seamless, impressive.
Part of the Montes portfolio, this Kaiken Ultra is an outstanding Malbec in a sea of quality sameness.
Blackberries and leather, spiced mocha and licorice, grilled herbs and dried violet aromas dominate the nose. It is a seamlessly constructed wine; sweet black berries, espresso, star anise and spice flavours lead to a chocolaty finish. A powerful, bordering on brooding red with excellent concentration, impressive freshness and textural but fine grape tannins.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cellar Keepers


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-08-30 18:30:19.0

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -197806

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -9266

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -797183

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550160

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530717

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -104018

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
92 Points

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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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91 Points

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Caymus Vineyards '40th Anniversary' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -390849

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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Painted Rock Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Time Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -835090

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93 Points

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Campo di Sasso Insoglio del Cinghiale, Bibona Tuscany Italy
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -450767

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91 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -584433

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La Posta 'Tinto' Red Blend, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -779520

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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

Ranking: 28.000519
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Painted Rock Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz, Coonawarra South Australia
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -433060

Ranking: 28.000306
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Bench 1775 Cabernet Sauvignon~Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
91 Points

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89 Points

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -380824

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Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Quails' Gate Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley
92 Points

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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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90 Points

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77883

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Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Summit Reserve Blaufrankish, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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