"The 2012 Chakana Ayni is produced with Malbec from Altamira in the Uco Valley with a 2% dash of Cabernet Franc and aged for one year in French oak barrels. It has a ripe, opulent nose, with notes of damsons and prunes, peaches, dark cherries and musky flowers. The palate is full-bodied, with some warm notes of very ripe fruit, plenty of glycerin and round, saturated tannins. A big, ripe, hedonistic Malbec. Drink 2013-2020. Chakana was founded on May 2, 2002. On the same day, the Southern Cross (a constellation named Chakana by the indigenous people of the Andes highlands) reaches a perfectly vertical position, marking the beginning of a new farming cycle. This gave the name to the project. They have now started following biodynamic principles. These are good, clean, modern, well-crafted wines."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Luis Gutierrez, Issue#212, April 2014), 91 pts