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First Ever 100-point Almaviva Now Available!

The 2015 Almaviva was awarded a perfect 100-points by James Suckling, a first for the winery. As a joint venture between Château Mouton Rothschild and Concha y Toro since 1997, Almaviva has produced exceptional wines since inception. With a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties and the benefits of the Chilean terroir, Almaviva produces elegant and complex wines.

The vineyard is located in the highest part of the Maipo Valley at the foot of the Andes cordillera, in Puente Alto. Due to the high altitude, there is ample temperature oscillation between day and night, allowing for a long and homogeneous development of bunches during growing season. This produces grapes with more acidity and a higher concentration of color and aromas. The soil of the area allows for proper drainage and imparts minerality, consisting of loamy clay, sandy loam, gravel and rocks. The terroir of Puente Alto has been recognized for having ideal conditions for producing one of Chile’s best Cabernet Sauvignons – important for Almaviva as it is their most cultivated grape.

The 2015 vintage, a blend of 69% cabernet sauvignon, 24% carmenere, 5% cabernet franc, and 2% petit verdot, provides a full-bodied, harmonious, and delicious wine. Full on the nose with tobacco, blackberries and hints of stones, flowers and bitter chocolate, while also complementing a palate of cayenne and other spice, this wine is powerful and rich while maintaining freshness. As James Suckling puts it, 2015 Almaviva is “balanced and harmonious.”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to add a perfect wine to your collection.
 
 
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2015 Almaviva Red Wine
 
 
100 JS
 
 
$115
 
 
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Ex-negociant; earliest anticipated arrival date is December 2017.

"A glorious and complex nose of tobacco, blackberries and hints of stones and flowers. Hints of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied, very tight and compacted. Linear backbone gives this form and tension. It has the same character on the palate as well as cayenne and other spice. Loved the 2014 but this shows more fine-grained tannins. So balanced and harmonious. A blend of 69% cabernet sauvignon, 24% carmenere, 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Needs four or five years in bottle but a joy to taste now." (100 points) JamesSuckling.com, May 29, 2017