ALMAVIVA 2011

Product Number: 12-89030

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APPELLATION / REGION Maipo Valley
Grape 67% Cabernet Sauvignon ; 25% Carménère ; 5% Cabernet Franc ; 1% Merlot
Color red
Sweetness dry
Body full
Tasting Note James Suckling 95/100 eRobert Parker (RP/WA) 93/100 (2011) The 2011 Almaviva, from a cool, dry vintage, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot which feels young, fresh, serious and quite classical-styled with notes of cassis, graphite and ripe black fruit, but also some raspberries and aromas of sweet spices, licorice and fennel. It has a special brightness and light, starting to slowly develop some complexity. The palate is concentrated, medium to full-bodied with ripe, round tannins, no edges, good concentration and weight. It’s still a baby, a little marked by the oak, but with enough density and freshness to come into greater balance. It should grow up slowly and live a long life. Today I see this 2011 slightly above the 2010, slightly more complex. Drink 2016-2029. Wine Spectator (WS) 91/100 (2011) Big, rich and ripe, with well-structured flavors of dried berry, savory herb, smoke and spice. Firm tannins balance the lively minerality midpalate. Cocoa powder notes show on the muscular finish. Drink now through 2020. Jancis Robinson 18/20 (2011) The famous Philippe de Rothschild/Concha y Toro joint venture. 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot. Bright dark crimson. Very complex, sophisticated nose with clean bordeaux influence. Super-bright, fresh fruit. Great precision. Luscious ripeness and no Carmenere greenness. Energy and polish. Balance. Rather unashamedly drier tannins than in most Chilean Cabernets. Clearly set for the long term.
Rating RP:93   WS:92  JH:- WE:93
Awards James Suckling 95/100
Size 75cl
Description Vina Almaviva, Puente Alto, Chile

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