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1999 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva

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1999 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva

Single Bottle - Double Magnum - 
3 Liters

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Tasting Notes:

Fully mature, with a brick rim and alluring espresso, black tea and roasted fig aromas and flavors. There's a streak of roasted mesquite and a lightly firm feel on the finish, with the fruit fully into its secondary phase. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc.--Non-blind Viña Almaviva vertical (January 2011). Drink now. 12,000 cases made.

Tasting Notes:

The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Almaviva, a joint venture of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Vina Concha y Toro, has a Margaux like red currant, blackberry, and violet scented nose. While its fruit remains youthfully reticent in the mid-palate, this wine's attack and finish reveals loads of red cherries, raspberries (both red and black), currants, and cassis liqueur. It is a well-structured, full-flavored, and mouth-coating wine armed with admirable concentration. Its tannin is exquisitely ripe, supple, and angle-free. As this wine ages, its middle should fill out to reveal the density of fruit evident in its attack and finish. When this occurs it may well merit an even loftier score. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015.

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In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle, Chairman of Viña Concha y Toro S.A., sealed a partnership agreement with a view to create an exceptional Franco-Chilean wine called Almaviva. Produced under the joint technical supervision of both partners, the first vintage achieved immediate international success upon its launch in 1998.