2014 Vina Almaviva Puente AltoBlend from Chile
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"Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, Almaviva is the result of a felicitous encounter between two cultures. Chile offe...
- 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 97 Tim Atkin, MW
97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
“A wine with wonderful blueberry, blackberry and hints of cedar and spice. Full body, dense and beautiful fruit. Chocolate, walnut and berry. It goes on for minutes. A fabulous wine. Better in 2020 but gorgeous now.”
97 Tim Atkin, MW
"First Growth of Chile.
Tasted as part of a mini-vertical of this high-end Chilean red blend, the 2014 stood out as one of the best releases yet. Made in a cooler year, it's a fine polished blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Carmenere and lesser amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. With graphite and licorice notes, lovely texture and a focused, refined finish, it's a wine to buy and tuck away for a year or two."
"Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, Almaviva is the result of a felicitous encounter between two cultures.
Chile offers its soil, its climate and its vineyards, while France contributes its winemaking savoir-faire and traditions.
The result is an exceptionally elegant and complex wine. Its launch was a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines, both in Chile itself and in the international market." - Winery
97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
97 - Tim Atkin, MW
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, mocha, herb, game, strawberry, raspberry, tobacco, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, herb, game, strawberry, raspberry, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, leather and vanilla|