Almaviva 2021 Maipo Valley
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• Samenwerking tussen Baron Philippe de Rothschild (Mouton Rothschild) en Viña Concha y Toro
• ‘An impressive wine from one of the very best Chilean vintages.’ (Tim Atkin MW)
• ‘Gloriously refined and the very epitome of Bordeaux craft and sophistication.’ (The Drinks Business)
In Almaviva 2021 vindt u de finesse en complexiteit van een grote Bordeaux. Deze wijn vormt een interessante verbreding van uw collectie.
- SmaakprofielComplex, krachtig & vol
- DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carménère, Petit Verdot
- Land & RegioAmerika, Central Valley
- 100% proefgarantie
- Gratis bezorgd vanaf €75
- Levering binnen 2 tot 3 werkdagen
- Verzekerd verzonden & zorgvuldig verpakt
"One of the absolute superstars of any September campaign’"
Cabernet sauvignon maakt doorgaans het leeuwendeel van de blend uit. De blend voor deze 2021 is 71% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc en 2% petit verdot uit Puente Alto (Alto Maipo) plus 22% carmenère uit Peumo. De inzet van carmenère is een Chileense knipoog: deze druif is in Chili uitgegroeid tot nationaal symbool - doch van origine afkomstig uit Bordeaux. Concha y Toro kent de druif door en door; ze maken enkele van de meest prestigieuze Carmenères van Chili.
Zoals van een klassieke Bordeaux-stijl verwacht mag worden, wordt Almaviva 20 maanden op (nieuwe) vaten van Frans eikenhout gerijpt. Het resultaat is een Chileense topwijn van uitzonderlijk niveau met 3 x 98/100 punten van gerenommeerde wijncritici.
|Blend||71% cabernet sauvignon, 22% carmenère, 5% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot|
|Druivenras||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carménère, Petit Verdot|
|Smaakprofiel||Complex, krachtig & vol|
|Op dronk vanaf||2026|
|Op dronk tot||2040|
Colin Hay (The Drinks Business)
The original hors Bordeaux to be released through la Place and still one of the absolute superstars of any September campaign. It does not disappoint. This is incredibly refined and yet gloriously and effusively expressive aromatically – even if one has the very palpable sense of so much more still to be revealed. There is a radiant fresh florality here this is wonderfully enchanting and that intermingles with the prominent graphite, pencil shaving and cedar notes and, of course, that deep, dark, rich, plump but soft berry and stone fruit. There’s cracked black and Szechuan peppercorns and even a little hint of chili. The gossamer tannins are phenomenally fine-grained and yet exude that chalky grippy-ness that is so essential to both the mouthfeel and the finely chiselled and highly contoured and pixilated character of the wine. Gloriously refined and the very epitome of Bordeaux craft and sophistication. Utterly charming and beguiling just like the Mozart opera and the Beaumarchais play after one of whose lead characters the wine is, of course, named.
A fresh and discreet Almaviva with subtle pencil shavings and cigar box to the cassis and hints of chili chocolate and peppermint. Nuanced and subtle on the nose. This is medium-bodied and subtle on the palate with silky tannins in the seamless finish. Very long. 71% cabernet sauvignon, 22% carmenere, 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Drinkable now, but it will take its time to deliver complexity.
Tim Atkin MW
Michel Friou compares the brilliant 2021 Almaviva to the 2018 and I think he’s right in terms of the quality and complexity of the Cabernet Sauvignon that sits at this wine’s core, even if the tannins are a little finer and less extracted here. A wine that’s proudly chilean, it’s a pan-regional cuvée that partners Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot from Puente Alto with 22% Carmenère from Peumo. Cassis, mulberry and Mediterranean herb flavours of fennel and lavender are framed by deftly integrated new French oak, lots of texture and weight, bright acidity and minerality and a precise, focused finish. An impressive wine from one of the very best Chilean vintages.
The 2021 Almaviva is a blend primarily based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere, but not limited to these, and was aged for up to 18 months in French barrels. Its color is garnet with a purple sheen. The enticing nose showcases blackberry, cassis marmalade, black and green pepper, ashes, camphor and cigar box aromas. Indulgent and rich on the palate, it carries taut, fine-grained tannins, velvet texture and balanced acidity, leading to a long, ripe finish. This bold and layered red wine reveals nuanced depth and richness on the palate, promising further development as it matures in the bottle.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2021 was an overall cooler year than 2020, with more elegant wines with more finesse and less angular tannins. The sleek 2021 Almaviva is a good example of that, still very young and still marked by the élevage in oak after spending 20 months in French oak barrels, 71% of them new and the rest only second use. The final blend was 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmenere (from Peumo), 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, a variety that might gain in percentage, as they have even planted some more with the idea to possibly replace Merlot in the medium or long term. It's not a shy wine, hitting the scale at 15% alcohol and with mellow acidity, 4.65 grams (tartaric) and a pH of 3.81 The fruit is dark, ripe and spicy, nothing green about it; it's a little shy, less expressive than the warmer years are early on and a little more discreet but with potential to develop in bottle. The tannins are still present, and it should benefit from some more time in bottle.