2017 Vina Almaviva (3L)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto, Chile

2017 Vina Almaviva
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Attending the launch of a new wine project in 1998 called Almaviva, hosted by the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild at SOBE's Delano Hotel – it wasn't clear what forces the wines of the Andes would bring to our wine world decades later. Most propitious was this collaboration; Chateau Mouton-Rothschild and the Chilean winery Concha y Toro – their flagship Don Melchor. Two decades later Almaviva is a darling of Chile, but not the only Chilean property too have joined the 100 point club with both Chadwick and Vina Sena members. Momentum has been building but no longer a trend. Chile is turning out world class wines. Almaviva is now a double 100 pointer with the recent reveal of the 2017, joining the 100 point 2015. Lamentably, pricing has not ignored this. Exceptional demand world-wide, particularity in Asia will drive pricing higher.

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The aromas of blackberry leaves and iodine are wild and exotic here with mussel shells and earth underneath. Full-bodied, tight and chewy with powerful tannins that show muscle. It’s structured and powerful. Dense and very, very deep. Don’t touch this until 2025.

100 points, James Suckling (Aug 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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$599.98
This item is a pre-order estimated to arrive 11/23/20. 3 bottles available.

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