Chakana Estate Malbec Mendoza 2012 is made from 100% Malbec
Age of the vines: 7 years
4 days maceration on skins in temperature controlled steel vats; 14 days fermentation with selected yeasts at 27°C
Aged in new and 1 year old French oak Barrels for 18 months.
Chakana Estate Malbec Mendoza 2012 features plum, brambly berries, spices and an iris/violet note are apparent on the nose. Intense fruity flavors with velvety tannins.
Excellent with roasted meats, duck, salad, pasta, pizza.
Opaque purple. The Chakan Malbec is a lush, meaty wine reveal rich dark chocolate and sweet blackberry in a beautifully concentrated package. It’s modern and generous with big, spicy flavors and well-integrated oak that linger and linger. Aged in new and used oak barrels for 18 months.-International Wine Review 92 Points
"Chakana-s 2012 Malbec Estate (100% Malbec aged in new and used French oak for 18 months) exhibits a dense, saturated ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of charcoal, white chocolate, blueberries and blackberries intermixed with hints of forest floor and spring flowers. A wine of delicacy, suppleness and full-bodied power as well as tremendous harmony and purity, it will provide pleasure over the next 7-8 years. "
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 92 pts