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Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine & Spirits, 90 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Chile, South America
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Green Wines
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%
Item no. 109094
Attractive dark red in color, Albis combines the characteristics of the Upper Maipo region with Italian sophistication and elegance. With a rich, full mouth-feel, the wine exhibits flavors of black fruit, chocolate and mineral notes.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere
The 2005 Albis (a collaboration with Marchesi Antinori) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Carmenere aged in French oak for 18 months. Purple-colored, it delivers a sophisticated nose of mineral, pencil lead, spice box, violets, blueberry, and black currant. Bordeaux-like, it has an elegant personality, a smooth texture, savory flavors, and excellent balance.
This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère from Pirque, one of the highest altitude vineyards of the Alto Maipo. The cool influence of the Andes shows in rosemary and menthol notes, as well as in the firm frame of acidity that sharpens the focus on ripe fruit. It lasts on flavors of cherries and blackberries, ready to enjoy with a steak.
This mature blend of Cabernet and Carmenere shows classic Maipo characteristics on the nose and palate. It smells foresty and spicy, with cola, tobacco, olive and earthy, leathery berry aromas. Tastes rooty like fruitcake with coffee, spice and raisin flavors. Legitimately complex but leafy and earthy.