2018 Bodegas Chakana MalbecMalbec from Argentina
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The color is deep purple, very intense, typical of Malbec. Plum, brambly berries, spices and an iris/violet note are apparent on the nose. Intense, fruity flavors with velvety ...
- 93 The Tasting Panel
- 90 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 90 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
93 The Tasting Panel
"From elevations over 5,000 feet, the fruit sourced for this impressive red is grown on sandy loan with calcareous gravels. Aged in new and used French oak (70%) and in concrete vats (30%) for 12 months. This is a wonderfully expressive and impressive red. Black cherry, bloody, grilled meat and high acidity intensifies a graphite thread. Black pepper is subtly integrated into the black fruit. A powerhouse with excellent drinkability." - The Tasting Panel (July 2020), 93 pts
90 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Crushed plums, mulberries and waxberries with a herbal undertone. Very lifted acidity with crunchy black cherries on the palate, yet it ends somewhat abruptly. A little steely. Drink now." - James Suckling (April 2nd 2020), 90 pts
90 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"Also from the estate vineyard in the Uco Valley, the 2018 Malbec Estate is 100% Malbec that was brought up in 70% new French oak. This deeply hued effort has a big bouquet of blue fruits, underbrush, leafy herbs, damp earth, and a touch of rare steak. Complex, meaty, and medium to full-bodied, it has solid purity of fruit, ripe tannins, and a great finish." - Jeb Dunnuck (August 2020), 90 pts
The color is deep purple, very intense, typical of Malbec. 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.
|Sub-Region||Lujan de Cuyo|
93 - The Tasting Panel
90 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
90 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Taste||pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha and currant|
|Nose||spice, earth, currant and cherry|