Viña Almaviva S.A.

Almaviva Puente Alto Red Blend

9.421 ratings
9.45 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
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9.3

A Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 24% Carménère, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot from Puente Alto, Maipo, aged for 18 months in barrels and clay vats due to the hot year. The usual local black currant flavors are present, along with maraschino cherry. Complex, with clear influence from the oak, this is an alcoholic wine with a firm structure and taut feel. A serious-minded balance between freshness and flavor allows it to breathe pleasantly. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)

A Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 24% Carménère, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot from Puente Alto, Maipo, aged for 18 months in barrels and clay vats due to the hot year. The usual local black currant flavors are present, along with maraschino cherry. Complex, with clear influence from the oak, this is an alcoholic wine with a firm structure and taut feel. A serious-minded balance between freshness and flavor allows it to breathe pleasantly. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)

Mar 12th, 2020
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Super surprising. Super young. This is a hell of a wine. One for the cellar. Such opulent fruit complimented by such purity and lift. Damn this is awesome

Super surprising. Super young. This is a hell of a wine. One for the cellar. Such opulent fruit complimented by such purity and lift. Damn this is awesome

Dec 3rd, 2018
ADAM STROMFELD

Black dark fruit and tight this baby is young but killer paired with A5 Wagu ok sick good!! Cooked meat and pure big elegance!

Black dark fruit and tight this baby is young but killer paired with A5 Wagu ok sick good!! Cooked meat and pure big elegance!

Apr 14th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The 15 might be their best bottle to date. It certainly has all the pedigree in time. JS gave this a 💯...one of three in Chile for 2015.

On the nose; a little funkiness, ripe, ruby fruits of; dark currants & cassis, blackberries, black raspberries, dark plum, plum, creamy raspberries and a touch of strawberries. Incense, black tar, black licorice, dark dry and fresh florals.

The body full but not as full as 07 & 12. The fruits are gorgeously ripe. The wine is still very fresh. The tannins are nicely rounded & just a touch sticky. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and strawberries, insense, leather, graphite, stems, stones, crushed rocks, lavender and fields of violets. Big structure, nice tension, well balance with good length. The acidity is round but not as good as the 07 &12. The finish is big, polished with nice fruit and dry tannin structure. 93 with great potential for much more.

Photos of; Almaviva, their tasting lounge and their fermentation tanks.

The 15 might be their best bottle to date. It certainly has all the pedigree in time. JS gave this a 💯...one of three in Chile for 2015.

On the nose; a little funkiness, ripe, ruby fruits of; dark currants & cassis, blackberries, black raspberries, dark plum, plum, creamy raspberries and a touch of strawberries. Incense, black tar, black licorice, dark dry and fresh florals.

The body full but not as full as 07 & 12. The fruits are gorgeously ripe. The wine is still very fresh. The tannins are nicely rounded & just a touch sticky. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and strawberries, insense, leather, graphite, stems, stones, crushed rocks, lavender and fields of violets. Big structure, nice tension, well balance with good length. The acidity is round but not as good as the 07 &12. The finish is big, polished with nice fruit and dry tannin structure. 93 with great potential for much more.

Photos of; Almaviva, their tasting lounge and their fermentation tanks.

Apr 12th, 2018
Lorena Jordao

Perfection. Chilean from Rothschild

Perfection. Chilean from Rothschild

Jan 13th, 2019
Clive McNish

The Almaviva journey continues. 2015 this time with a huge 100 point James Suckling score to live up to. Planned to drink over two days to see what happened. Upon opening, it’s completely closed, almost hard to discern any real aromas but after two hours it starts to come to life. Blackcurrant, mushroom and vanilla with some darker flavors of chocolate and a slight green pepper. Very dry but great depth which just needs time. Day two there is a nice added sweetness and it’s much smoother with less drying tannins. I can’t score it 10 or 100 because I’m not clever enough to know where it goes but for now this is another great Almaviva which I have no doubt will achieve its full potential when I have more grey hair.

The Almaviva journey continues. 2015 this time with a huge 100 point James Suckling score to live up to. Planned to drink over two days to see what happened. Upon opening, it’s completely closed, almost hard to discern any real aromas but after two hours it starts to come to life. Blackcurrant, mushroom and vanilla with some darker flavors of chocolate and a slight green pepper. Very dry but great depth which just needs time. Day two there is a nice added sweetness and it’s much smoother with less drying tannins. I can’t score it 10 or 100 because I’m not clever enough to know where it goes but for now this is another great Almaviva which I have no doubt will achieve its full potential when I have more grey hair.

Oct 22nd, 2018
Joe Lucca

New world BDX! Holy cow. Roasted red meat juices, crushed blue and black fruits, smoke, ink, spice and everything nice. Hide this in the back of your cellar and try again in 15 years.

New world BDX! Holy cow. Roasted red meat juices, crushed blue and black fruits, smoke, ink, spice and everything nice. Hide this in the back of your cellar and try again in 15 years.

Apr 14th, 2018
Víctor Polanco

Víctor had this 22 days ago

Víctor had this 22 days ago

Mar 19th, 2020
Sabita M

Sabita had this 2 months ago

Sabita had this 2 months ago

Feb 14th, 2020
Stef Van Der Vorst

Stef had this 10 months ago

Stef had this 10 months ago

Jun 23rd, 2019