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Viva Almaviva Almaviva 2005

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5239746

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.

Member Reviews for Viva Almaviva Almaviva

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Snooth User: mistersplice
30149223
4.00 5
05/20/2012

6/14/16 = 36/50

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Snooth User: mistersplice
30149223
3.00 5
02/21/2011

old, obscure scoring method: (2/2.5/3/3) [5/9/13=27+/-5 out of 30?]


Snooth User: JulioGoss
18991341
4.50 5
06/02/2009

This wine here in Brazil has an excellent tradition, BUT it is really expensive around US$ 225 or R$ 438 which makes it harder to have it on regular basis.


Snooth User: mel1980
78362327
0.00 5
03/27/2011

WS 95 beber 2011-2018


Snooth User: calkid25
7752618
4.00 5
06/29/2008

I'm not at that level where I feel I can give a great review, but to put it simple, it is one of the better wines I have had in my life (which is so far very few, since I just started wine tasting and experimenting this year). More info: http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=369849 http://www.bridgeviewliquor.com/sku02211.html


External Reviews for Viva Almaviva Almaviva

External Review
05/18/2011

A blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, the 2005 Croix Mouton boasts an inky/ruby/purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of incense, black raspberries, blackberries, coffee, and spice. Deep, supple, lush, and opulent, it is a super effort for its pedigree and price. Consume it over the next 4-5 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/21/2014

Full ruby-red. Explosive superripe aromas of black raspberry currant graphite and tobacco leaf. Outsized opulent and generous; this big boy saturates the entire mouth. There s an almost exotic character to the plum and cedar flavors. Spreads out impressively on the back end coating the palate with ripe tannins. The 2006 is at once finer and more powerful with more noble tannins but this is more opulent. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2010

Dense but racy, thanks to plenty of fine-grained tannins that carry the shaved vanilla bean, black currant paste, fig and loam notes through a superlong finish. Additional tobacco and cedar hints chime in on the finish. Really well-built, showing a M... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from in Chile. 2005 Almaviva 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, the 2005 Croix Mouton boasts an inky/ruby/purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of incense, black raspberries, blackberries, coffee, and spice. Deep, supple, lush, and opulent, it is a super effort for its pedigree and price. Consume it over the next 4andndash;5 years.


External Review
09/15/2009

A blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, the 2005 Croix Mouton boasts an inky/ruby/purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of incense, black raspberries, blackberries, coffee, and spice. Deep, supple, lush, and opulent, it is a super effort for its pedigree and price. Consume it over the next 4-5 years. The young, creative, talented Jean-Philippe Janoueix (who also makes the fabulous Confession and La Croix St.-Georges offerings as well as the previously cited Le Conseiller) produces this super-Bordeaux from a humble vineyard.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/16/2011

Almaviva is the hugely successful joint project in Chile between Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Concha y Toro. A Bordeaux style blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new French oak for 18 months. The efforts of the talented winemakers Enrique Tirado and Mouton-Rothschild's Patrick Léon created this 2005 that's gotten nothing less than rave reviews. The Wine Advocate scored it 94 points and the Wine Spectator gave it 95 points saying "Dense but racy, thanks to plenty of fine-grained tannins that carry the shaved vanilla bean, black currant paste, fig and loam notes through a superlong finish. Additional tobacco and cedar hints chime in on the finish. Really well-built, showing a Maipo profile with a Bordeaux-like structure. Needs cellaring to fill out fully. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2009 through 2016." The nice thing about this offer is that these half-bottles are just starting to open up and are drinking beautifully. Don't miss it, very limited! Half-Bottle, 375ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

The 2005 Mouton-Rothschild has developed magnificently, and is even better than I remember. The final blend was 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Stunning notes of crème de cassis, melted asphalt, roasted espresso and cedarwood are present in this young, full-bodied, powerful, concentrated Mouton. Just beginning to enter its adolescence, it should hit full maturity in 10–15 years and last for 50 or more. The greatness of this vintage is increasingly apparent as the wines throw off their cloaks of tannin.


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Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork

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Sugar: 1.50 g/l grams per liter

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