Red

1998 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Chile
  • > Maipo Valley
  • > Puente Alto
Drink between 2003 - 2010
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • FransS wrote: (89 points)

    November 22, 2013 - Well made, but there is a 'but'. The wine was lean, even a bit green, as if the potential of this vintage was limited. Still a very classy bouquet, a deep and sound colour and a good balance and aftertaste. Not my friend,but supporting the hare nicely.

  • abbulf wrote:

    October 3, 2013 - Clos du Stavanger monthly tasting Oct. 2013 - 1998 horisontal (Stavanger, Norway): Bretty nose, like a stable full of hippos(!) Beneath there is nice and very clean black currant fruit. Seductive, but the mineral component is missing to take this to another level. The brett is however partly making up for the missing complexity from the lack of minerality. The palate has lots of fruit, but is lacking in structure and caracter. Burning finish. Better nose than palate.

  • kaydn215 wrote: (92 points)

    September 19, 2013 - Had a bottle at a good restaurant in Hong Kong. I have had most vintages of Almaviva but have no more 1998. Did grill the sommelier as I have never had the wine beyond 10 years of age. The cork was good and the colour still dark & robust. The nose was cherries and dark chocolate with some leather & tobacco. The palate was well developed but still rich and unctuous - matching the flavours of the nose. I was impressed it was aging so well.

  • paul canet wrote: (90 points)

    June 9, 2013 - Tres bon, Le nez quand meme discret, on denotait certaines touches de violettes, cuir et tabac

    les tannins etaient fondu, le fruit subtil. C'est soyeux en bouche. On aime.

  • rcvx wrote: (82 points)

    April 5, 2013 - Agree with past comments: drink up. Way past its premium.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Viña Almaviva S.A.
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Almaviva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Chile
  • Region Maipo Valley
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Puente Alto

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 160 (63%)
  • Consumed 94 (37%)

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