Deep burgundy in color with vibrant violet hues. On thenose, it is packed with black fruit, such as ripe cherries and plums. Subtle violet flower notes with hints of raisins follow backed by a smoky character. It is fresh, juicy, and concentrated with sweet tannins and a very pleasant acidity; a mouthfilling, velvety texture rounds out the palate. The finish is long with hints of chocolate and a trace of cedar.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - The 2009 Kinien Malbec from Vista Flores is cropped at 3,000kg per acre and aged in new French and American oak. It has a voluptuous, exotic nose of kirsch, strawberry jam and marmalade that is well-defined. The palate is full-bodied and hedonistic, but the ambitious dark cherry and cassis fruit is kept in check by the crisp acidity and the finish is focused and nicely poised. This comes recommended for oenophiles with a penchant for a slice of hedonism. Drink now-2018.
RUCA MALEN VINEYARDS 2009 RUCA MALEN MALBEC KINIEN
"This big, lush, friendly and serious Malbec is packed with prune, blackberry and toast aromas. On the palate, it’s deep and layered, the perfect bed for flavors of blackberry, chocolate and herb to fill. Huge for sure, but still complex, with dynamite prune and licorice notes on the finish. Drink now–2015." Wine Enthusiast 92 points
|“Kinien” is a word from the Mapuche language meaning “the unique”. Kinien is the icon line of wines made by Ruca Malen.
|Enjoy with essentially all grilled red meats, particularly Argentine asado.