"The 2011 Chaman Red Blend is the maiden vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from La Consulta, aged in 50% new and 50% used barrels. It has an attractive bouquet of blackberry, cassis, violets and a touch of cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, slightly grainy tannins. There is a core of earthy black fruit laced with licorice and tar, leading to a well-defined, very composed, peppery finish with a hint of dark chocolate on the aftertaste. This is a promising debut."