Almaviva

Maipo Valley, Chile   |  Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot   |  2015
£800.00
In stock
Only 2 left
SKU
ALMA-ALMA-2015-6-IB-SP
Delivery 1-2 weeks
The 2015 Almaviva shows ripe and voluptuous, with a full body and sweet fruit on the finish.

"2015 was a dry and warm year, and the 2015 Almaviva shows ripe and voluptuous, with a full body and sweet fruit on the finish. The varietal breakdown is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carménère, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot; the high percentage of the Carménère, a constant in warmer years, comes from Puente Alto and also Peumo, the classical zone for the grape in Cachapoal. The élevage was in 82% new barriques and lasted 18 months. It's creamy and sleek, with polished tannins. It was a ripe and dry year, with higher yields than 2014, which is more concentrated; in 2015 the yields were a little higher with slightly larger grapes and bunches, and for winemaker Michel Friou, this results in better balance, with a ratio of skin to juice that is more balanced than in years when the grapes are smaller and might produce very tannic wines. However, the wines show very consistent in the last few years, always harmonious and combining power with elegance while showing the nuances from the year, which tend not to be huge. This has a little less alcohol than the 2014, and the day I tasted it, it showed more Cabernet Sauvignon personality. This is more approachable than the 2014. 180,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2017." 93+/100, Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate

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More Information
  Vintage2015
  Bottle size750
  CountryChile
  RegionMaipo Valley
  GrapeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot
  Wine TypeRed wines

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