Bodega Chakana Estate Selection Red Blend 2011
Colour: Dark purple core, medium ruby rim.
Nose: Violets, blackberry, black raspberry, plum, black cherry, chocolate dust, cedar, faint pear.
Palate: Dry, full bodied, medium+ acidity, medium silky tannins. Plum, blackberry, black cherry, dried Asian dates.
Finish: Long finish, dark fruits, touch of orange puree, spice.
Caught my attention when Parker gave this wine a 94, and available for only like $23CAD back then. Really different from few years ago. The wine aromas and flavour are now integrated, developed some interesting notes not typically found in red wines, such as pear and orange. The tannins soften up quite a bit, but you still notice the alcohol even served at 16 degrees Celsius. Should hold onto the fruit for few more years, good value, bold red, but I disagree with the 94 Parker.