Chakana Estate Selection Malbec  2020 750ml
SKU: 12493

Chakana Estate Selection Malbec 2020

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Category Red Wine
Origin Argentina, Mendoza, Vallée d’Uco
Brand Chakana
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

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.

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The 2020 Malbec Chakana Estate Selection (from Paraje Altamira & Gualtallary, Uco Valley) was a third aged in used barrels and a third in foudres. A mild purple hue. The nose presents gentle notes of fresh plum, violets, and hints of thyme over a pleasant bed of oak. Indulgent with slightly reactive tannins, the flow is juicy and fairly compact.

Joaquin Hidalgo, September 2022
Wine Advocate
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2020 was a warm and dry year with ripe grapes, but they managed to keep the 2020 Estate Selection Malbec quite balanced and fresh. It has a fruit-driven profile with clean fruit and some fine tannins. This matured in neutral and larger oak containers for 12 months. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2022.

Luis Gutierrez, November 30, 2022
Wine Spectator
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Pulls together a nice mix of bramble berry, pomegranate molasses and spice, with subtle tobacco and loam notes underneath and hints of chocolate on the finish. Drink now. 14,450 cases made, 5,000 cases imported.

Aaron Romano, November 30, 2022
Wine Enthusiast
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Grapes for this wine were sourced from two vineyards in Uco Valley. The wine spent 12 months in oak barrels, as a result it shows round tannins and red-fruit flavors mixed with notes of smoke. This is medium bodied, with sharp acidity and a brief finish.

Jesica Vargas, July 1, 2023

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