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Almaviva Cuv�e Rouge 2000

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Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, Almaviva is the result of a felicitous encounter between two cultures. Chile offers its soil, its climate and its vineyards, while France contributes its winemaking savoir-faire and traditions. The result is an exceptionally elegant and complex wine.  Its launch was a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines, both in Chile itself and in the international market.

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Viña Almaviva:
In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle, Chairman of Viña Concha y Toro S.A., sealed a partnership agreement with a view to create an exceptional Franco-Chilean wine called Almaviva. Produced under the joint technical supervision of both partners, the first vintage achieved immediate international success upon its launch in 1998.
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Snooth User: Terence Pang
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04/22/2012

A blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon and 14% merlot. Decanted for 20 hrs but in hindsight, this should be extended to at least 36 hrs. Intense ruby garnet with a lighter rim. Youthful earthy nose with notes of leather strapping and tobacco. Dry, full-bodied with silky texture. High acidity, zippy sensations of rich, ripe blackberry fruit and trails of sour plum skin. Very smooth finish. Excellent. Drink 2015 – 2025+. 97/100.


External Reviews for Almaviva Cuv�e Rouge

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/08/2010

...Exotic aromas of cassis, roast coffee and sweet oak. Sweet, thick and oaky, with superb breadth of flavor; at once chewy and smooth. An impressively rich, ripe, oaky Mouton with palate-staining length and strong finishing oakiness... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Mouton-Rothschild 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/05/2012

Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bottle, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can't drink the glass, but this is a top-flight... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Mouton-Rothschild 1500ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2005 Mouton Rothschild will have to take a back seat to the prodigious 2006, but administrator Philippe Dalhuin deserves considerable credit for pushing Mouton to higher quality levels over recent years. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot, the dark purple-hued 2005 exhibits a restrained but promising nose of cedar, tobacco leaf, creme de cassis, and toasty oak. Full-bodied, tannic, and extremely backward, with the vintagersquo;s tell-tale acidity, it appears to be even more closed in the bottle than it was from barrel. It does possess a long finish and multilayered mouthfeel. This is an undeniably outstanding, yet restrained, shy wine for a Mouton Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2018ndash;2040+


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

(a blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon and 14% merlot; pH 3.85; 69 IPT; 12.3% alcohol; 85% selection for the grand vin; 85% new oak): Bright deep ruby with the barest hint of garnet; still very youthful. Enticing complex nose of cassis smoky cedar violet underbrush and kirsch; very Pauillac if in a ripe style. Dense rich and suave in the mouth with lively acidity nicely framing the rich flavors of blackcurrant blackberry jam milk chocolate grilled bread and spicy underbrush. Finishes w


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Rich with loads of tobacco berry currant and coffee. Full-bodied and round with velvety tannins and a long vanilla aftertaste. If this had a tiny bit more concentration in the center palate it would be a few points more. Still it s an outstanding wine. A generous and opulent Mouton. Best after 2009. 21 215 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Made from low yields of 28 hectoliters per hectar, this profound blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot possesses a finished pH of 3.8, alcohol of 12.9% (nearly identical to Lafite Rothschild in that sense), and 3.5 total acidity (much higher than the other first growths). The 2003 is similar in style to Moutonrsquo;s 1982, but softer and more pliable than that wine was at the same age. The Cabernet Sauvignon harvest began on the same day it did in both 1982 and 1947hellip; an interesting coincidence. Black/purple-colored to the rim, with a gorgeous nose of expresso roast intermixed with classic Mouton creme de cassis liqueur-like notes, its powerful, unctuous flavors cascade over the palate revealing tremendous intensity as well as strong tannin. If my instincts are correct, it is the ripest, most flamboyant Mouton-Rothschild since the 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2035.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2011

...the wine offers a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to reticent but promising aromas of toast, coffee, licorice, creme de cassis, and roasted nuts. Dense, chewy, and backward, with tremendous purity and density in addition to obvious toasty ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Mouton-Rothschild 750ml


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Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, Almaviva is the result of a felicitous encounter between two cultures. Chile offers its soil, its climate and its vineyards, while France contributes its winemaking savoir-faire and traditions. The result is an exceptionally elegant and complex wine.  Its launch was a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines, both in Chile itself and in the international market.

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