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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Almaviva Red 1999
Almaviva Red 1999
(search item no. 42228)
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $87.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fragrant and aristocratic nose, with notes of cherries, blackberries and cigar box. Smooth tannins and the sweetness of bitter chocolate.
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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.