"The maiden 2011 Chakana Ayni is a pure Malbec selected from the vineyard that is aged for 12 months in mainly new French oak. It has a crisp, more opulent bouquet that the Estate Blend with macerated dark cherries, blueberry and a hint of iodine. The palate is silky smooth with high-toned black cherries, damson and fresh fig flavors. It is bold and more extroverted than the Estate Blend, though perhaps without the same heightened degree of finesse. Still, this is an impressive Malbec. Drink 2013-2020."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Neal Martin, Issue#203, 30 October 2012), 93 pts