Red

2005 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Chile
  • Maipo Valley
  • Puente Alto
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Community Tasting Notes 110

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 92 points

    June 8, 2019 - Lisa's Big Birthday with Very Good Wine (Riverwoods, IL): Small glass, brief note from memory. Black currant, cassis, roasted meat with subtle spice and very good concentration and freshness. Very good now.

  • wmccone54 wrote: 96 points

    May 4, 2019 - After many years of tasting Chilean reds, I’ve come to the conclusion they only come in two categories: really great, excellent and elegant wines; and piss poor, terrible gak! Luckily the Vina Almaviva, the Clos Apolta, and the Don Melchor are in the former category and are ALWAYS top notch from vintage to vintage.

    This is the third vintage of the Vina Almaviva prior to 2005, which I have throughly enjoyed, I keep underestimating the longevity of these wines and always drink them before they hit fifteen years, which is when they start to peak. I’m certain they are probably good for at least twenty to twenty-five years. Always made in an “old world” style with lifted aromatics, great balance, elegance, and complexity. Stood up to a grilled ribeye tonight, still showing muscle and “oomph”.

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    April 22, 2019 - 91

  • guitarguy wrote: 92 points

    February 13, 2019 - I’d drink these now. Tannins are very much in the background with chocolate, mint and slight vegetal notes. In the nose we see red currant, crushed berry and earth.

  • guitarguy wrote: 91 points

    October 10, 2018 - Nose is nicely lifted with sous bois, aromatic and blackberry notes. Flavors include blueberries, cracked pepper, ample tannins, hints of wood. Hard to see improvement and I’m a bit concerned about those heavy-duty tannins.

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  • By Jane Anson
    Almaviva, 6/17/2017 (link)

    (Almaviva, Puente Alto, Maipó Valley, Chile, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/31/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva) Grippy currant nose; tasty, currant, cassis palate with depth; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 5% Cabernet Franc)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 087000351646, 087000368309

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,393 (59%)
  • Consumed 969 (41%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

steak, Black poultry meat, Codfish, Grilled Meat, Peruvian Flank Steak, Red souce pasta, Roasted meat, Strong Cheeses

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