The accolades for Almaviva are endless. The demand for this wine is significantly outpacing supply. Rightly so, the quality is priceless!
Two vintages ago, James Suckling awarded Almaviva "Wine of The Decade" and "Chilean Wine Of The Year." It has received 98 - 100 points in the past three years and is recognized as Chile's 1st Growth.
Co-owned by Bordeaux's Rothschild Family, which also owns Opus One in California, Almaviva has also earned the reputation as the “Opus One of Chile.”
If Almaviva were from Bordeaux, it would easily be twice the price. Blackberry, cassis, and tea leaves intermingle with wild and exotic rose, lavender, and earth underneath. Full-bodied and silky, the wine showcases its chewy, powerful tannins without overpowering. It’s structured and dense but not extracted. Hints of tobacco leaf and walnut remind us of a fine Bordeaux.
If you missed prior vintages of Almaviva or are looking to add to your collection, 2019 is another gorgeous expression of the wine.
Availability of this tremendous Cabernet blend is waning with each release as more of the wine remains overseas.
Be sure you are one of the few to enjoy this blockbuster Bordeaux blend from Chile, which can be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years.