Viña Almaviva S.A.

Almaviva Puente Alto Red Blend

9.460 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Chile
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Angela Bortugno

Yum! I was worried because the cork was soft, so I used the Durand. A bit of VA but it blew off. Great fruit for a 9 yr old wine, vanilla notes from French oak and delicious juicy berry flavor, spice and dried herbs. Silky, lingering finish. It’s a winner! Carmenere based.

Yum! I was worried because the cork was soft, so I used the Durand. A bit of VA but it blew off. Great fruit for a 9 yr old wine, vanilla notes from French oak and delicious juicy berry flavor, spice and dried herbs. Silky, lingering finish. It’s a winner! Carmenere based.

Apr 7th, 2018
Chris Chan

All you want is in here

All you want is in here

Dec 4th, 2017
Keith Murphy

I would've thought the 2009 would be ready. Or, the wine simply isn't balanced. Certain components are there, but it's showing to be tightly wound and highly acidic at this point.

I would've thought the 2009 would be ready. Or, the wine simply isn't balanced. Certain components are there, but it's showing to be tightly wound and highly acidic at this point.

Dec 26th, 2015
Dani Rechsteiner

technically perfect work, but unfortunately without rough edges and character. bit still fun drinking!

technically perfect work, but unfortunately without rough edges and character. bit still fun drinking!

May 19th, 2013
Phillip Giganti

Amazing, silky smooth tannins and with a full mouthfeel.

Amazing, silky smooth tannins and with a full mouthfeel.

Jan 18th, 2013
Clive McNish

After last weekends 2014 success I discovered the 2009 lurking in a local liquor store. Firstly there was a cork emergency as it broke while trying to remove. I have read other reviews mentioning this for the 2009 so beware. No drama, the wine is fine but it might make me think twice about buying any more to lay down. First thirty minutes out of the bottle is no go, disjointed and harsh flavours. After an hour in the decanter the wine comes to life, visually some browning around the edges and great aromas of dark fruit, tobacco, earth and oak. Nose develops lavender, green pepper and chocolate as time goes on. Palate is rounded, with a complex blend of all of the above plus lead pencil (I never understood that one until today), tar and cherry. Great, fragrant finish. Real quality, two vintages on two Saturdays ‘14 slightly better than the ‘09 in my opinion but both really good. I see that the ‘15 is available now; next weekend?

After last weekends 2014 success I discovered the 2009 lurking in a local liquor store. Firstly there was a cork emergency as it broke while trying to remove. I have read other reviews mentioning this for the 2009 so beware. No drama, the wine is fine but it might make me think twice about buying any more to lay down. First thirty minutes out of the bottle is no go, disjointed and harsh flavours. After an hour in the decanter the wine comes to life, visually some browning around the edges and great aromas of dark fruit, tobacco, earth and oak. Nose develops lavender, green pepper and chocolate as time goes on. Palate is rounded, with a complex blend of all of the above plus lead pencil (I never understood that one until today), tar and cherry. Great, fragrant finish. Real quality, two vintages on two Saturdays ‘14 slightly better than the ‘09 in my opinion but both really good. I see that the ‘15 is available now; next weekend?

Jun 3rd, 2018
Rob Mullen

Not their best vintage, but well balanced and a solid effort. I should have had some steak tonight... A pleasant amount of tannin, and a healthy (?) load of tobacco on the nose.

Not their best vintage, but well balanced and a solid effort. I should have had some steak tonight... A pleasant amount of tannin, and a healthy (?) load of tobacco on the nose.

Feb 26th, 2018
Christopher Roache'

Allow to open... once it was able to breathe. Nice!

Allow to open... once it was able to breathe. Nice!

Oct 9th, 2017
Luis F Gimenez

Tried and true.... this bottle is better than the other 2009 I tasted a few weeks ago!!

Tried and true.... this bottle is better than the other 2009 I tasted a few weeks ago!!

Mar 25th, 2017
Luis F Gimenez

Wonderful Bourdeaux type blend from Chile. This is one of the top wines produced by this Country. It is a joint venture between Baron Phillipe Rothschild who also owns Mouton Rothschild in France; and Viña Concha y Toro from Chile.
The Wine maker, Michel Friou, is French with extensive experience including stints at Chateau Margaux and the other top Wine maker in Chile: Casa Lapostolle, which is owned by the Grand Marnier family in France. There he was in charge of blending their top Cuvée, Clos Apalta.
The 2009 Almaviva, is a powerful red which is well balanced with subtle hints of graphite, chocolate and tobacco. The fruity component reminds me of black cherries. Tannins are present but mild.

Wonderful Bourdeaux type blend from Chile. This is one of the top wines produced by this Country. It is a joint venture between Baron Phillipe Rothschild who also owns Mouton Rothschild in France; and Viña Concha y Toro from Chile.
The Wine maker, Michel Friou, is French with extensive experience including stints at Chateau Margaux and the other top Wine maker in Chile: Casa Lapostolle, which is owned by the Grand Marnier family in France. There he was in charge of blending their top Cuvée, Clos Apalta.
The 2009 Almaviva, is a powerful red which is well balanced with subtle hints of graphite, chocolate and tobacco. The fruity component reminds me of black cherries. Tannins are present but mild.

Feb 26th, 2017