Red

2005 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Chile
  • Maipo Valley
  • Puente Alto
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  • TannicBeast Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 31, 2019 - 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 5% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in French oak. Decanted for a couple of hours. This world class wine is drinking beautifully and has many years. It has not peaked by any means, underscoring the quality of the 2005 vintage in Chile. Clean, New World fruit with impeccable Old World balance. This wine checks off all the quality boxes, with the Carmanere adding a bit of distinctiveness. Worth seeking out.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    September 30, 2019 - Decanted 90 minutes. This was really good. Dark ripe fruit, great concentration. Tannins resolved and balanced, with some support for the future. Balance of new world and old world but certainly leans new world. Only issue tonight was a slightly green/vegetal element on both nose and palate but I enjoyed this. A-

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

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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 1,391 (58%)
  • Consumed 999 (42%)

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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