Kaiken Brut

Cost: $14.05
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Category: Sparkling Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages Consignment
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Kaiken Winery
Alcohol: 12.4% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Straw in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose and fine mousse.

Nice to get quality sparkling wine similar to Champagne and yet only pay a quarter of the price.

Positives: This sparkling wine features lemon, yeast, brioche, baked apples, pears, green apples, almonds and limestone. Medium body with good acidity and a fairly long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Over two years aged in bottle

Drink now or over the next 3 years on its own or pair it with seared scallops with angel hair pasta tossed in olive oil, nutmeg, and basil and tomato.

Tasted: 11 Aug 2013

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 10/10 Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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