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Vina Almaviva Almaviva 2010

Vina Almaviva Almaviva 750ML 2010      
Sku: 14377

Almaviva is the name of both winery and wine born of the joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Viña Concha y Toro. It is also that of Pierre de Beaumarchais' character, the "Count of Almaviva" in his Marriage of Figaro, a work Wolfang Amadeus Mozart later turned into one of the most popular operas ever. The classical epithet, laid out in Pierre de Beaumarchais' fair hand, shares the label with insignia of pre-hispanic roots symbolizing a union of European and American cultures that at every level has created successive bonds over centuries that have evolved a unique identity. The recent synthesis of French tradition and American soil has delivered an exceptional wine embodying the best of both worlds, a Primer Orden that really shines.

Review
Score: 95 Point Rating by Wine Spectator . May 15, 2006. On January 13th, on Mark Squire's Bulletin Board, on eRobertParker.com, Robert Parker spoke about Almaviva 2003, saying "...one of the great wines I tasted in Bordeaux was from Chile...the 2003 Almaviva tasted last week at Mouton...is the finest Cabernet-based wine I have ever had from Chile...pretty special stuff..." The Wine Spectator "Very dense, with loads of raspberry ganache, black currant and fig fruit layered with loam, tobacco, mineral and cedar notes. Lots of grip on the finish, with impressive balance between tannins, acidity and oak. Built like a Pauillac. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2007 through 2015."

Rating
 Wine & Spirits 92 points
(made froma blend of cabernet sauvignon, carmenere, cabernet franc and petit verdot): Opaque purple. Ripe cherry, cassis, pipe tobacco and vanilla on the highly perfumed nose, with a subtle smoky overtone. Fleshy dark fruit liqueur flavors are supported by zesty acidity and become spicier with aeration. Shows a compelling blend of depth, power and vivacity, finishing sweet and persistent, with harmonious tannins and lingering dark berry and vanilla qualities.
The 2010 Almaviva is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend complemented with Carmenere, Cabernet Franc, and for the first time in 2010, a small quantity of Petit Verdot. 2010 was a cool vintage, giving the wine an herbaceous character with good freshness and balance. It is still young with some lactic notes and some aromas derived from the elevage (roasted coffee and dark chocolate), with terse black fruit and some beef blood overtones. This vintage seems to be a worthy follower of the 2005, with sweet round tannins, intense flavors, very good balance and the stuffing to live a long life in bottle. Drink 2015-2025.

Other text
The name Almaviva, though it has an Hispanic sonority, belongs to classical French literature: Count Almaviva is the hero of The Marriage of Figaro, the famous play by Beaumarchais (1732-1799), later turned into an opera by the genius of Mozart. The label, meanwhile, pays homage to Chile’s ancestral history, with three reproductions of a stylized design, which symbolizes the vision of the earth and the cosmos in the Mapuche civilization. The design appears on the kultrun, a ritual drum used by the Mapuche. The label bears the name Almaviva in Beaumarchais’ own handwriting. Two great traditions thus join hands to offer the whole world a promise of pleasure and excellence.

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Regional Varietals:
Bordeaux Blend
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvig
Regional Wineries:
Concha Y Toro
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Country: Chile
Region: Valle Central
Sub-Region: Maipo
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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