Chakana Estate Red Blend 2013 - Buster's Liquors & Wines
Chakana Estate Red Blend 2013
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Chakana Estate Red Blend 2013

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Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Chakana
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Deep red. Aromas of ripe fruit and herbs, subtle notes of chocolate. Vertical with sweet tannins and marked mineral character.
Wine Advocate
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The red blend 2013 Estate Selection is mostly Malbec from Gualtallary (60%) and the rest Cabernet and Syrah from Altamira, which together with the vintage conditions might explain the freshness and different profile ,definitively less ripe and oaky than in the past. The rest of the blend is 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah. This is a very spicy, high pitched red with good balance between elegance and power, ripe without any excess. This is a wine that is easy to drink, a priority in the winery as they felt that the very extracted and oaky wines from the past were difficult to drink. The whole of Mendoza is harvesting earlier and producing fresher wines, but the risk is to do it too early and produce green wine. Great acidity and very polished tannins. 90,000 bottles.

Luis Gutierrez, August 27, 2015
Wine Spectator
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Very crisp, with snappy raspberry, red currant and white plum flavors. Quite minerally, showing notes of ripe citrus on the focused and spicy finish.

Kim Marcus, December 31, 2014
Wine Enthusiast
  • we83

Rubbery, medicinal aromas suggest iodine and latex. This blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah is heavy and flabby, with baked, herbal flavors that finish saucy and show notes of tomato and fennel.

Michael Schachner, February 1, 2015