it combines a fine but firm structure with soft but concentrated fruit, and so many delicious, complementary flavours, from fleshy dark cherry and crushed strawberry to dense blackcurrant and ripe raspberry, then chilli pepper spice, creamy vanilla and gently toasted bread.
A fine, intense, serious, age-worthy wine that’s accessible in its youth.
97 Points James Suckling
The Best of Two Cultures and 96 Points from Robert Parker
Made from a blend of three classic Bordeaux varieties – where Cabernet Sauvignon predominates – Almaviva is the result of the fortunate encounter between two cultures.
Chile offers its land, its climate, and its vineyards, while France provides its technical expertise in winemaking and its traditions.
The result is a wine of exceptional elegance and complexity. Its launch was a huge boost for the development of Chilean wines in international markets.
Region: Valle del Maipo
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Side dish: Meat