A vintage that was generally lauded in Chile, with small berries giving concentration. Dark chocolate and olive paste flavours give a rich, dense impression through the mid-palate, softening to hazelnut edging and autumnal fruits. Still firm tannins - this has time to develop. There is just a touch of brett on the first nose that clears in the glass. Drinking window 2017-2028. (JA)
There's lots here still, with mature aromas of coffee and sage giving way to a wide range of roasted fig, tobacco, dark olive, tar and charred mesquite notes. A brawny edge defines the still-muscular finish. Not the purest vintage, but with plenty of complexity and character. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc. (JM, Web Only-2011)
Very fresh still with dark fruits, iron and hints of cedar on the nose. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a delicately fruity finish. Very fine indeed. A blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon, 27% carmenere and 3% cabernet franc. Drink now or hold.
The 2001 Almaviva remains youthful. Its color is dark ruby/purple and the bouquet features pain grille, violets, leather, coffee, blackberry and black currant. On the palate, the wine is balanced and elegantly styled with excellent depth and concentration. The ripe tannins are well concealed and will support another 3-5 years of cellaring. It should drink well through 2030. There is no doubt that Almaviva merits its status as one of Chile’s icon wines. (JM)
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