Impressive in every way. The color shines an irridescent ruby, while the bouquet is massive, an amalgamation of fresh-cut cedar, pencil lead and lush berry fruit. Ripe as can be and balanced, with plushness and depth you don’t normally find. Finishes round and creamy, with vanilla and liqueur notes. Does not require cellaring but should hold for up to 10 years.
Dark, toasty and minerally to start with, then throw in some olive, herb and cassis and it’s pure Maipo Cabernet at its best. The palate is deep, layered and lush, with a smooth, elegant yet lusty flow of cassis, berry, olive and herbal flavors. Fine on the finish, with mild barrel-influenced chocolate. Ready to drink but could be cellared for another 4–5 years.
A dense bouquet of dark cherries, plum, earth, meat and subtle tobacco pulls you in. It is big in the mouth, yet never brutish, with lovely depth of fruit flavor, earthy accents and great texture. The fine, long finish has even, dry tannins. Seductively accessible, this world class wine will age well for 6–12 years or longer.
Just the fifth vintage of this Concha y Toro/Baron Rothschild joint venture superbly blends the robust with the reserved. Despite a challenging millennium vintage, the wine is ripe, with cassis and licorice aromas and expressive currant and plum flavors. The tannins are mild, the finish deep with plum and coffee. While not a heavyweight Cabernet, it still packs…
This joint venture between Concha y Toro and the owners of Château Mouton Rothschild is hitting its stride. The latest Almaviva showcases sweet, dark, plummy fruit, all wrapped in a cedary cloak of earth, tobacco and cassis. Smooth and supple, framed with soft tannins, there’s no need to cellar it, but it should last well.