Chakana – Estate Selection 2013 – Mendoza

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Dense core here, blue-purple, but it is losing a little bit of colour on the rim. Very fine nose here. I think this is showing a fine combination of ripe fruits. We have blackberry, cassis, cherry there, with very fine spiciness as well, like freshly ground black pepper, clove. Really layered with a certain complexity. Just a little hint of oak, finely tuned. I like this palate a lot, it is showing a good deal of concentration here. With a fine emphasis on fruit and not over ripe but just ripe fruit, with a good mix of red and dark berries. We have those spicy peppery notes of clove, ginger, really layered with finely grained tannins, some hints of chocolate. There is a very gentle hint of oak in the background, but very classy oak. And I would say very digest on the finish. I think this has excellent drinkability, certainly a wine with potential for further aging. But multi-layered with a really long finish and a certain level of complexity. I have to buy a bottle of this I think.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.