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.
An incredible discovery for me, this winery was founded a decade
ago and named after the Southern Cross (Chakana is the local Indian
dialect for that constellation). It is located approximately 20 miles
south of Mendoza in Agrelo. All three of these wines are highly
recommended, and all are fabulous bargains in Malbec.