Decided to uncork this wine at Christmas dinner (turkey, spiced meatball stew, dark meat stuffing) even though it wasn’t the best option and my fellow diners unanimously said that they’d drink this wine any day with food it shouldn’t be paired with. It was great!
The 2008 Kaiken Corte is a dark purplish ruby in the glass. It’s jammy fruit, black licorice and dark chocolate on the nose. In the glass, this wine is velvety yet bold with layers of ripe dark berries, spicy notes and a lonnnnnng finish. Kept thinking of BBQ ribs as I sipped on this Argentinean wine. 80% Malbec , 12% Bonarda, 8% Petit Verdot.
This wine was provided to me for sampling and I’m adding to my repertoire as it’s truly enjoyable.
At around $12 a bottle, a case won’t break the bank but will have your guests praising this neat wine at your next BBQ.