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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
A Bordeaux blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon
26% Carmenère, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot.
A superb wine of exceptional finesse and remarkable expression, Almaviva is dark ruby red,
intense and opaque. The nose is deep and complex, remarkably rich and concentrated,
revealing fresh ripe fruit aromas, plum, cassis and blackberries associated to mineral hints,
vanilla and coffee. The attack is powerful, ample and silky, immediately revealing a
well-balanced and harmonious structure. The tannins are ripe and round, nicely enveloped by
flavorful hints of vanilla, grilled orange zest, chocolate and tobacco. The finish is long, mineral and silky, enhancing the richness of the ripe fruit and the elegance of the tannins.
"Muscular and broad-shouldered, with lots of bittersweet cocoa, dark currant and braised fig notes, followed by a long, loam- and coffee-filled finish. There's also plenty of iron-tinged grip for the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2010 through 2015. 12,500 cases made. "
"Deep red with a bright rim. Rich cassis and blackberry aromas are complicated by roasted coffee, anise and pipe tobacco nuances. Broad and fleshy, with sweet red and dark berry liqueur flavors, supple texture and slow-building tannins. Becomes more energetic with air, offering tangy redcurrant and raspberry flavors that carry through the sappy finish. Impressively pure wine that deftly blends depth and power with energy. "
International Wine Cellar
"The 2006 Almaviva continues a series of successful vintages for this Chilean icon. Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits an expressive bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, blackcurrant, and blackberry. Elegantly styled and impeccably balanced, it will evolve for several more years and drink well through 2021 at the least.
The Wine Advocate
Almaviva is the name of both winery and wine born of the joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Viña Concha y Toro. It is also that of Pierre de Beaumarchais' character, the Count of Almaviva in his Marriage of Figaro, a work Wolfang Amadeus Mozart later turned into one of the most popular operas ever. The classical epithet, laid out in Pierre de Beaumarchais' fair...Read More About Almaviva
Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....Read More About Chile
Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...Read More About Bordeaux Red Blends
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