2001 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva
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Winery notes: Rainfall was heavy in the winter season, particularly during the months of June and September. Warmer temperatures followed throughout the mild spring, which allowed for a good development of the vines. The summer, characterized by hot weather and little rainfall, favored the ripening of the grapes. Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon: 70%. Carmenčre: 27%. Cabernet Franc: 3%. Barrel Aging: 17 Months, new French oak. Tasting Notes: This dark ruby red wine is deep and opaque. Ripe wild strawberry confiture, peppery chocolate, hints of fresh mint leaves, blackberries, tobacco, whole coffee beans and leather are concentrated in a very rich mineral nose. This powerful wine reveals a silky, ample attack with a full bodied, massive and balanced structure. Dark chocolate, cypress, dried currants, and plums are persistent throughout the long-lasting finish. This is a superb wine with great ageing potential.