Viña Almaviva S.A.

Almaviva Puente Alto Red Blend

9.419 ratings
9.34 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
Joe D'Angelo

Viña Almaviva has earned the status as one of Chile’s most prestigious wines, and the 2014 certainly possesses the qualities to live up to that esteemed reputation. This utterly captivating blend includes 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmenère, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, which spent 18 months in new French oak. Displaying an impressive dark, inky color, this sensational red blend opens to profound aromatics of ripe blackberries and dark currants woven together with spices and cigar box, underlined by savory herbs, roasted coffee and dark chocolate nuances, which all beautifully take shape together. Full-bodied and remarkably structured this continues to impress with its remarkable depth and concentration, as layers of ripe dark fruits are framed by exotic spices. This continues to impress, as it shows excellent poise through the long multidemsional finish. While its pedigree is already quite apparent, this will demand at least a few years of bottle age before it will hit its stride. Nevertheless a sensational, age-worthy wine, which will thrive in the cellar for many years to come

Viña Almaviva has earned the status as one of Chile’s most prestigious wines, and the 2014 certainly possesses the qualities to live up to that esteemed reputation. This utterly captivating blend includes 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmenère, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, which spent 18 months in new French oak. Displaying an impressive dark, inky color, this sensational red blend opens to profound aromatics of ripe blackberries and dark currants woven together with spices and cigar box, underlined by savory herbs, roasted coffee and dark chocolate nuances, which all beautifully take shape together. Full-bodied and remarkably structured this continues to impress with its remarkable depth and concentration, as layers of ripe dark fruits are framed by exotic spices. This continues to impress, as it shows excellent poise through the long multidemsional finish. While its pedigree is already quite apparent, this will demand at least a few years of bottle age before it will hit its stride. Nevertheless a sensational, age-worthy wine, which will thrive in the cellar for many years to come

Oct 29th, 2019
James Forsyth

This is one hell of a wine, and anyone who likes a bolder style of Cabernet will agree. Plenty of vanilla and toast but still nicely integrated. Considerable intensity, hugely juicy and some spice. I can't say that I drink much from Chile and when I do it tends to be more on the budget side. This is not that. Impressive stuff.

This is one hell of a wine, and anyone who likes a bolder style of Cabernet will agree. Plenty of vanilla and toast but still nicely integrated. Considerable intensity, hugely juicy and some spice. I can't say that I drink much from Chile and when I do it tends to be more on the budget side. This is not that. Impressive stuff.

Mar 6th, 2018
Elizabeth Rice

"Biggest disappointment". While it is a very well structured wine, my expectations were very high only to be let down. Just not extraordinary, but well made still the same.

"Biggest disappointment". While it is a very well structured wine, my expectations were very high only to be let down. Just not extraordinary, but well made still the same.

Oct 2nd, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The 14 Almaviva Cabernet is 68% Cabernet, 22% Carménère and 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The vines are 38 years of age. The wine spent 18 months in 75% new oak. The nose shows some slight funk at first. Blackberries, dark cherries, poached strawberries, black cherry cola/licorice and dark florals. The M+ tannins are soft and a little sticky. The fruits are slightly candied in style. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark chocolate, soft leather, crushed rocks, dark moist turned earth and dark fresh florals. The structure, length, tension, balance and finish are quiet beautiful. Producer history and notes...Almaviva began in 1997, as a joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Viña Concha y Toro. With the strengths of both families pedigree, they achieved international recognition with the the launch of their very first vintage. Their goal was to create the equivalent of Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé in Chile. Patrick Leon is their Winemaker and also makes Opus One & Mouton Rothschild. Almaviva is located in the Maipo Valley in Chile's central zone. Puente Alto has ideal conditions for growing the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Almaviva has 85 hectares. The climatic features of Puente Alto include its; stony soil, cold, rainy winters, and the hot days and cool nights of its summers. Maipo is considered Chile’s Napa Valley.

The 14 Almaviva Cabernet is 68% Cabernet, 22% Carménère and 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The vines are 38 years of age. The wine spent 18 months in 75% new oak. The nose shows some slight funk at first. Blackberries, dark cherries, poached strawberries, black cherry cola/licorice and dark florals. The M+ tannins are soft and a little sticky. The fruits are slightly candied in style. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark chocolate, soft leather, crushed rocks, dark moist turned earth and dark fresh florals. The structure, length, tension, balance and finish are quiet beautiful. Producer history and notes...Almaviva began in 1997, as a joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Viña Concha y Toro. With the strengths of both families pedigree, they achieved international recognition with the the launch of their very first vintage. Their goal was to create the equivalent of Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé in Chile. Patrick Leon is their Winemaker and also makes Opus One & Mouton Rothschild. Almaviva is located in the Maipo Valley in Chile's central zone. Puente Alto has ideal conditions for growing the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Almaviva has 85 hectares. The climatic features of Puente Alto include its; stony soil, cold, rainy winters, and the hot days and cool nights of its summers. Maipo is considered Chile’s Napa Valley.

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2017
Miguel Oqueli

Es un bebé aún

Es un bebé aún

Jul 9th, 2018
Clive McNish

Boom, jackpot! Beautifully dark and opulent, fantastic aromas, early on it starts with heavy dark fruit, truffle, earth, lead and tar and then evolves to include a scent that could be sold on the fragrance counter at Macy’s. Smooth to drink with multiple layers of fantastic balanced fruit, and soft to medium tannins and a great finish. This will age very well and I would love to taste it again in 1,2,3,4,5 ..... 15 years, hopefully life will give me the chance to do that. In the meantime I am finding a way to purchase those 15 bottles! New record score for me.

Boom, jackpot! Beautifully dark and opulent, fantastic aromas, early on it starts with heavy dark fruit, truffle, earth, lead and tar and then evolves to include a scent that could be sold on the fragrance counter at Macy’s. Smooth to drink with multiple layers of fantastic balanced fruit, and soft to medium tannins and a great finish. This will age very well and I would love to taste it again in 1,2,3,4,5 ..... 15 years, hopefully life will give me the chance to do that. In the meantime I am finding a way to purchase those 15 bottles! New record score for me.

May 28th, 2018
Mike Trigg

Total shocker. Def try again

Total shocker. Def try again

Nov 4th, 2017
Robert Malinzak

Robert had this 9 months ago

Robert had this 9 months ago

May 2nd, 2020
Jonathan Salky

Jonathan had this 10 months ago

Jonathan had this 10 months ago

Mar 17th, 2020
Donghyun Kim

Donghyun had this a year ago

Donghyun had this a year ago

Dec 16th, 2019