Red

2015 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Chile
  • Maipo Valley
  • Puente Alto
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • brh_wine Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 8, 2020 - At 5 years tasting more developed than when first released when it did not appear to have the longevity of a Bordeaux styled wind. Nose is still young and a bit closed but some berry fruit. Tastes now showing light tannins, less forward fruit. Bought this as a birth wine, will be watching if this has ability to mature and last to > 20 years.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • jgreco Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 24, 2020 - 2015 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva has a dark red/black core and a reddish-brown rim.
    It features a wonderfully expressive nose of cassis, pencil shavings, bell pepper, black pepper, cigar box, espresso, and leather. Medium bodied with balanced acidity and a long bitter espresso bean finish. The Bordeaux influences shine through here, but still uniquely evocative of the South American terroir. If you have four bottles or more then I would drink 1 today because it is really interesting today. This will be long lasting. We drank after a 4 hour decant.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • JRockEsq Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 12, 2020 - Method: Decanted for 3 hours, then poured into little 4oz glass bottles to distribute for a virtual blind tasting (COVID-19) 3 hours later. Tasted semi-blind (I knew it was 1 of my 3 bottles I opened). Drank out of Cab glass. Starting drinking at around 62 degrees.

    Look: DEEP ruby; slow legs

    Nose: raspberry, jalapeno, paprika; very expressive

    Palate: huge raspberry, leather, slight paprika, slight bell pepper; excellent depth and concentration of flavor; long finish of leather and raspberry; full body with med+ fine round tannins, which create a wonderfully sexy mouthfeel; medium acidity; dry; excellent balance

    Day 2: the fruit pretty much faded to second fiddle and the paprika and bell pepper notes were more at the forefront, but otherwise the wine was very similar, maintaining it's wonderful balance and mouthfeel.

    Overall thoughts: Debated between 95 - 96 points. Excellent, supremely polished and luxurious wine, which still manages to clearly show its distinct Chilean terroir. I was concerned I might be opening this too early, but unless you hate fruit or strongly prefer mature wines, you should not hesitate to open a bottle of this soon as it's showing excellently after a good decant. I have two bottles left and I'm excited to see where the wine goes, even though I wouldn't be the least bit disappointed if it plateaued where it's currently at.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • HU Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 11, 2020 - Poured through an aerator into a decanter, drank 4 hours later. Tannins were soft, excellent and enjoyable to drink. Medium to full body, not overwhelming, elegant. Dark red. Such a rich and beautiful array of nuances and notes, hard to describe and none is overwhelming. Figs, plums, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, cassis, and a long list more. Really excellent. Will get some 2017 now. Does it deserve the 100 that James Suckling gave it? Perhaps in a few years? I have too little experience with 100 pointers to truly know, but I am sure glad that I have a few more of this one.

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  • saiine Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 26, 2019 - 4 hour decant and tasted blind with 6 other wines. This came in 2nd, right after a 2015 La Jota (which was also decanted 4 hours).

    The nose is tar and green bell pepper city; almost no fruit on the nose. However on the palette, this explodes with balanced dark fruit, leather, cigar box, crushed rock. It reminded me a lot of Howell Mountain.

    The chewy tannin reminds you that you're drinking this far too young and it's not even close to fully expressing it's potential.

    This is an exceptional effort, and I am looking forward to picking more up and holding for 10-20.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • 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
  • UPC Codes 087000368309, 3277037910351, 3511061559323, 4000135501089, 639737615418, 7804320291833, 7804607440688, 8033040320403

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 66 (2%)
  • In Cellars 3,013 (82%)
  • Consumed 610 (17%)

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Barbecue, Red meat, Sausage, Stew

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