Almaviva 2001

Vintage
2001
Country
Chile
Region
Maipo Valley
Size
750ml
Rating
WA92,WS94
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon,Carmenere
$358.00
SKU:
W-104-0001-QT-201
Description

This dark ruby red wine is deep and opaque. Ripe wild strawberry confiture, peppery chocolate, hints of fresh mint leaves, blackberries, tobacco, whole coffee beans and leather are concentrated in a very rich mineral nose. This powerful wine reveals a silky, ample attack with a full bodied, massive and balanced structure. Dark chocolate, cypress, dried currants, and plums are persistent throughout the long-lasting finish. This is a superb wine with great ageing potential. - Winemaker's Notes

There's lots here still, with mature aromas of coffee and sage giving way to a wide range of roasted fig, tobacco, dark olive, tar and charred mesquite notes. A brawny edge defines the still-muscular finish. Not the purest vintage, but with plenty of complexity and character. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc.--Non-blind Viña Almaviva vertical (January 2011). Drink now through 2015. - WS94

The 2001 Almaviva remains youthful. Its color is dark ruby/purple and the bouquet features pain grille, violets, leather, coffee, blackberry and black currant. On the palate, the wine is balanced and elegantly styled with excellent depth and concentration. The ripe tannins are well concealed and will support another 3-5 years of cellaring. It should drink well through 2030. There is no doubt that Almaviva merits its status as one of Chile’s icon wines.- WS92

The Winery

Almaviva is the name of both winery and wine born of the joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and 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.

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