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    Almaviva Red 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Chile, South America

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    • ST93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Chile, South America

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 117530

    Winemaker's Notes:

    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.

    Deep, intense, ruby red color with purple tones. The nose is pure, well focused and elegant. Complex and layered, it reveals fresh and delicate aromas of cassis, black berries and violet, associated to fine notes of vanilla, cacao, licorice, and spices. The wine is filling the mouth with smooth, well refined and juicy tannins, underlining the plenitude of the ripe fruit. The texture is incredibly round and silky, and the finish is long and fleshy. A superb wine, precise in its character, accessible and remarkably balanced.

    Blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmenere, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Merlot.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Classically built, with a compact and fine-tuned frame giving way to rich cassis, black cherry reduction, fig paste, spice box and licorice notes woven with fine tannins, juicy acidity and a firm, minerally spine. The finish reverberates the focused flavors, but should expand with mid-term cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2020.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Youthful purple color. Primary dark berry and cherry pit aromas are complemented by notes of vanillin oak, mocha and Indian spices. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet blueberry and cassis flavors and suggestions of dark chocolate, cola and vanilla. Becomes smokier with air and finishes with very good clarity and strong spicy persistence. This yet-to-be-released wine will no doubt reward patience. 93(+?) points

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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