Almaviva, 2003

Maipo Valley, Chile

Almaviva, 2003

Maipo Valley, Chile



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 73%, Carménère 24%, Cabernet Franc 3% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Winemaker: Michel Friou Optimum Drinking: 2016-2025 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Code: 102067 Label Quality: Excellent condition.
Estate Notes

Almaviva is one of Chile’s top producers, a perfect marriage of Bordeaux tradition and Chilean modernism.

Almaviva is a joint venture between Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and Concha y Toro and was established in 1997. Almaviva is made in the style of a top Pauillac, spends 18 months in new French oak and is bottled unfiltered and unfined. The 2003 vintage was awarded the Best Premium Chilean Wine by the wine guide Guía de Vinos de Chile 2008.


“The 2003 Almaviva is a real blockbuster, powerhouse vintage for this estate. With an inky blue/purple color, a beautiful nose of camphor, charcoal, blueberry, blackberry, and some spicy but subtle new oak, the wine is quite full-bodied, powerful, rich, but with silky tannins and loads of glycerin. This could turn out to be one of the all-time great wines released by this partnership and should continue to drink well for another two decades.”

“Explosive, powerful aromas of creme de cassis, blackberry, cherry preserves and smoked meat, complicated further by notes of licorice, an almost iron-like peaty quality and espresso. Broad, dense and lush, the dark fruit qualities repeating with great authority on the palate and showing impressive sweetness but also focus and persistence. This has the length and complexity of a high-end Bordeaux, and a concentration and sweetness that bode well for long-term development. Finishes with thick, harmonious tannins and a lingering note of blackcurrant. As good a wine as I've tasted from Chile to date.” Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar