Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo|
Lots of sweet-tobacco and currant aromas with hints of fresh flowers. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish. Old vines give real character. Better to drink after 2021, but already beautiful.
Standard Cabernet aromas of dark plum and berry fruits set up a clamping palate, with grating tannins. Smoky dark-plum and blackberry flavors finish rough and tough, with mild heat and unresolved tannins that grate and grind. Time in the bottle will only help this along; drink through 2028.
A dense red, with ripe dark fruit and spice flavors that verge on decadent. Dried savory herbal notes linger on the firmly tannic finish. Drink now.