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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Almaviva  2008
Almaviva 2008
(search item no. 111183)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $119.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, intense ruby red. The nose reveals pure, delicate aromas of ripe blackcurrants, wild strawberries and blackberries, blended with hints of minerals and fine notes of vanilla, coffee, licorice and spices. The mouth shows outstanding balance, a firm tannic structure anbd exceptional length. The tannins are ripe, refined and concentrated, contributing to the density and elegant texture of the wine.

A complex, graceful and brilliant wine, pure and precise in its mineral character, persistent and layered, harmoniously balanced by a great acidity.

66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Carmenere, 8% Cabernet Franc

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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 ViƱa 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.