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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.
old, obscure scoring method: (2/2.5/3/3) [5/9/13=27+/-5 out of 30?]
6/14/16 = 36/50
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.
WS 95 beber 2011-2018
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
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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.
Extrem dunkles Violett mit schwarzen Reflexen. Intensives Bouquet, Mokkanoten, reife Pflaumen, Cassis, dunkle Edelhölzer, frisch fermentierte Teeblätter, schwarze Schokolade, darin eine parfümierte, feinkräutrige, minzige Frische zeigend. Im Gaumen reich, rund und füllig, trotz des imposanten Extraktes eine feine, aber satte, dichte Tanninhülle zeigend, viel schwarze Beeren, Brombeeren, Cassis, Heidelbeeren, Lakritze und Palisandernoten im langen, erhabenen Finale. Ein Mouton, der jetzt schon harmonisch wirkt, der das Qualitätsmanagement auf dem Weingut eindrücklich ausdrückt, der zu den ganz grossen Mouton-Jahrgängen zu zählen ist.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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Dietary Information: Organic
|Sugar: 1.50 g/l grams per liter|
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