Vina Almaviva Bordeaux Rouge 2009

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(made from 73% cabernet sauvignon, 22% carmenere, 4% cabernet franc and 1% merlot, raised for 18 months in new French...

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Cocoa, pomegranate, pencil lead, bit of ivy and herbs, blueberry, very aromatic, super fine herbaceous notes, violet, herbal, violet pastille, litt... Read more

Nice, peppery fruit. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12 Read more

Classically built, with a compact and fine-tuned frame giving way to rich cassis, black cherry reduction, fig paste, spice box and licorice notes w... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Vina Almaviva Bordeaux Rouge

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
05/02/2012

Cocoa, pomegranate, pencil lead, bit of ivy and herbs, blueberry, very aromatic, super fine herbaceous notes, violet, herbal, violet pastille, little paprika, smooth, ripe, a bit soft, ashy, lots of slightly extracty fruit, blueberry, blackberry, black currant, spicy, mineral hints on the background, good length, rich and intense, succulent almost cranberry note on the finish, sweet tannin finish, lightly jammy wild blueberry finish, beautifully integrated and powerful. 94pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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06/30/2012

Nice, peppery fruit. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


External Reviews for Vina Almaviva Bordeaux Rouge

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Classically built, with a compact and fine-tuned frame giving way to rich cassis, black cherry reduction, fig paste, spice box and licorice notes woven with fine tannins, juicy acidity and a firm, minerally spine. The finish reverberates the focused flavors, but should expand with mid-term cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Youthful purple color. Primary dark berry and cherry pit aromas are complemented by notes of vanillin oak, mocha and Indian spices. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet blueberry and cassis flavors and suggestions of dark chocolate, cola ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from in Chile. 2009 Almaviva 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Classically built, with a compact and fine-tuned frame giving way to rich cassis, black cherry reduction, fig paste, spice box and licorice notes woven with fine tannins, juicy acidity and a firm minerally spine. The finish reverberates the focused f... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from in Chile. 2009 Almaviva 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

The 2009 Almaviva is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmenere, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot and likewise, aged in new French oak for 18 months. It has impressive clarity on the nose with blackberry, briary and espresso aromas that are well defined, but not as intense as previous vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, a powdery texture and crisp blackberry laced with espresso towards the firm, quite masculine, dry finish. It will need three of four years to coalesce and mellow. Drink 2015–2025.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

A joint project between Barons de Rothschild S.A. and Concha y Toro, the 2009 Almaviva is a deep, intense ruby with purple tones. The nose is pure, well-focused and elegant. Complex and layered, it reveals fresh and delciate aromas of cassis, blackberries and violet, with fine notes of vanilla, cocoa, licorice and spices. This wine fills the mouth with smooth, well-refined, juicy tannins, underlining the abundance of ripe fruit. The texture is incredibly round and silky, and the finish is long and fleshy. It is a superb wine, precise in its character, accessible and remarkably balanced.


External Review
10/18/2012

Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, Almaviva is the result of a felicitous encounter between two cultures.


External Review
11/28/2012

Almaviva is the joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Mouton Rothschild and Viña Concha y Toro. A truly distinctive wine that has received nothing but exceptional accolades since its first vintage and proven to be worthy of standing along side the Baron’s other great wines, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Opus One. Production is limited of this unique blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmenere, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Merlot. Grapes are sourced from low yielding old vines and the wine is aged 10 months in new French chateau barrels, then transfered to 2 year old barrels for 6-8 months. Egg white fining and no filtration. Steve Tanzer tasted it out of barrel and scored it 93+. Wine Spectator scored it 96 and said "Classically built, with a compact and fine-tuned frame giving way to rich cassis, black cherry reduction, fig paste, spice box and licorice notes woven with fine tannins, juicy acidity and a firm minerally spine. The finish reverberates the focused flavors, but should expand with mid-term cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2020." Limited time SALE!!!!!


Winemaker's Notes:

(made from 73% cabernet sauvignon, 22% carmenere, 4% cabernet franc and 1% merlot, raised for 18 months in new French barriques): Youthful purple color. Primary dark berry and cherry pit aromas are complemented by notes of vanillin oak, mocha and Indian spices. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet blueberry and cassis flavors and suggestions of dark chocolate, cola and vanilla. Becomes smokier with air and finishes with very good clarity and strong spicy persistence. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar The Count and Countess Almaviva are characters from Beaumarchais' (and Mozart's) _Marriage of Figaro_*very limited quantity - please check for availability*

(made from 73% cabernet sauvignon, 22% carmenere, 4% cabernet franc and 1% merlot, raised for 18 months in new French barriques): Youthful purple color. Primary dark berry and cherry pit aromas are complemented by notes of vanillin oak, mocha and Indian spices. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet blueberry and cassis flavors and suggestions of dark chocolate, cola and vanilla. Becomes smokier with air and finishes with very good clarity and strong spicy persistence. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar The Count and Countess Almaviva are characters from Beaumarchais' (and Mozart's) _Marriage of Figaro_*very limited quantity - please check for availability*

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