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Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

Old Vine Malbecs from Las Compuertas

Ksana refers to the Buddhist idea of infinity in an instant. Likewise, we believe at the moment of tasting a wine, one experiences its vineyard's history and winemaking process. The correct combination of these is what will make a wine last in your memory forever.
The Ksana wines are unfiltered; malolactic fermentation occurs in the oak; and indigenous yeasts are used to express the terroir. The vineyard is very densely planted (7,900 plants per hectare) with very low production per vine (0.6-1.1 kg); this adds to the wines' ultra-concentration. The Ksana winery and 90 year-old vineyard is located in Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. The winemaker is Héctor Durigutti and the vineyard manager is Carlos Vasquez.

Ksana Malbec
90 points ('10), Wine Advocate:
"The 2010 Ksana Malbec is very closed at first, but it opens with lush dark cherry, violet and cassis aromas. The palate is silky smooth, with a core of ripe black fruit laced with creamy new oak, and a satisfying, creamy finish. This is easy drinking but is well-made."
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Ksana Bonarda
90 points ('09), Wilfred Wong; 89 points ('09), Wine Advocate:
“Expressive aromas of spice box, plum, underbrush, and mulberry inform the nose of a ripe, sweetly-fruited, nicely proportioned Bonarda that offers excellent value.”
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Ksana Malbec Reserva
92+ points ('08), Wine Advocate:
“Sourced from an 83-year-old estate vineyard in Las Compuertas and aged for 14 months in second-use French oak. It proffers an already complex nose of spice box, leather, lavender, smoke, and assorted black fruits. Ripe, sweetly-fruited, layered, and long.”
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Ksana Malbec Gran Reserva
93 points ('07), Wine Advocate; 93 points ('04), Wilfred Wong; 93 points ('06), Wine Advocate:
"The 2006 Malbec Gran Reserva was sourced from the same vines but spent 24 months in new French oak. Purple/black in color with a bouquet of brooding black fruits, sandalwood, lavender, exotic spices, and balsamic, in the mouth it is full-bodied, plush, and layered."
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