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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Almaviva Red 2007
Almaviva Red 2007
(search item no. 106844)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, intense, opaque ruby red. The nose reveals a generous and powerful bouquet of blackberries, ripe cassis, licorice and  violets, with mineral hints and fine notes of vanilla, coffee, black pepper, incense and dark chocolate.  The mouth shows an outstanding balance, full of density, life, roundness and savors. The ripe, silky, concentrated and enrobed tannins give to the wine an incomparable voluptuous texture, as the evolution leaves an impression of plenitude and harmony. An extraordinary complex and powerful wine, full-bodied, persistent and layered, perfectly balanced by a great acidity. An exceptional and superb vintage with great aging potential.  
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About Almaviva:

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 hand, shares the label with insignia of pre-hispanic roots symbolizing a union of European and American cultures that at every level has created successive bonds over centuries that have evolved a unique identity. The recent synthesis of French tradition and American soil has delivered an exceptional wine embodying the best of both worlds, a Primer Orden that really shines.