What gives this wine its charm is its captivating aromatics that flows harmoniously into the palate that showcases beautiful vibrancy and freshness to the fruit giving this a sense of elegance and refinement, something that you don’t usually find for a wine at its modest price point.
94 pts Vinous Nov 2021
The 2019 Malbec Estate Selection is a combination of grapes from different GIs in the Uco Valley (55% Altamira, 25% Gualtallary and 20% Los Chacayes,) of which 70% is aged in used French barrels. A vivid violet in color. The nose offers precise and attractive notes of fresh, sour cherry and plum with expressive hints of lavender, violet and thyme. The ripeness of the grapes in each region was judged perfectly for the style. In the mouth, it is a compendium of flavors gently marshalled by fine, reactive tannins and a chalky texture that ensures good performance in the bottle. With juicy, well-integrated freshness and fruity flavor at the back of the mouth, this is a wine that has you reaching for another glass. An accomplished take on an Uco Valley Malbec. 2021-2031
93 pts Decanter
Ethereal nose with high class aromas of cigar box, smoke and dried fruits. Beautiful palate power with fantastic elegance.
Chakana, a family owned winery, established in 2002, is committed to biodynamic and organic viticulture practices and this concerted effort to work in harmony with nature and the soils of the region are reflected in the high quality of the wines and the clarity of the fruit their wines possess. With just under 300 acres of vineyards to work with across the top terroirs of Mendoza, under the guidance of winemaker Gabriel Blois and team, the 2019 Chakana Estate Selection Malbec. was sourced from a number of highly prized zones within the Uco Valley, Altamira, Gualtallary and Los Chacayes, respectively.