Vina Almaviva Puente Alto 2015
JS100: "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." -James Suckling
Almaviva is a joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Viña Concha Y Toro, often called the “Opus One of Chile". The wine combines the best of the Chilean terroir with the best of the Bordeaux winemaking tradition. The winemaker, Michel Friou, spent time at Chateau Margaux. This is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Carmenére. Full bodied and dense with really beautiful fruit.