2015 Almaviva

Rothschild/Concha Y Toro

97Average Score
Red
6x75cl
-
1 Immediate | 61 Marketplace
£764.00
Mags
-
6 Immediate | 14 Marketplace
£255.00
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace
£1,523.00
Hlvs
-
0 Immediate | 18 Marketplace
£68.00
3L
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£521.00
6L
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£1,066.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
97
Critic Notes

A glorious and complex nose of tobacco, blackberries and hints of stones and flowers. Hints of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied, very tight and compacted. Linear backbone gives this form and tension. It has the same character on the palate as well as cayenne and other spice. Loved the 2014 but this shows more fine-grained tannins. So balanced and harmonious. A blend of 69% cabernet sauvignon, 24% carmenere, 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Needs four or five years in bottle but a joy to taste now. May 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 100-/100James Suckling

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% Carmenere, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot; the high percentage of the Carmenere, a constant in warmer years, comes from Puente Alto and also Peumo, the classical zone for the grape in Cachapoal. The elevage 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. Sep 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 93-/100Luis Gutierrez
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Product details
Country
Chile
Region
Central
Sub-region
Maipo Valley
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
Chile
Region
Central
Sub-region
Maipo Valley
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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