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Almaviva Proprietary Red Puente Alto 2017 (Pre-Arrival)  - First Bottle


100 James Suckling -
The aromas of blackberry leaves and iodine are wild and exotic here with mussel shells and earth underneath. Full-bodied, tight and chewy with powerful tannins that show muscle. It’s structured and powerful. Dense and very, very deep. Don’t touch this until 2025.

Technical Details

  • Blend65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Carmenère, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
  • WinemakerMichel Friou
  • CountryChile
  • RegionMaipo Valley
  • AppellationMaipo Valley
  • Farming MethodOrganic Practices
  • OakCombination of new and old French Oak
  • Aging/Cooperage19 Months

Almaviva Proprietary Red Puente Alto 2017 (Pre-Arrival)

Bordeaux Blends  |  Chile

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Does your mouth water when someone mentions Concha y Toro? Do you dream of tasting Mouton-Rothschild? Would you leap out of your chair and weep to discover the two estates have collaborated on this new release of 100 POINT wine? Almaviva! We scored access to a handful of this 2017 showstopper, but super-limited time offer! Order now on pre-arrival to lock in our best price – with arrival to you this SPRING 2024!

When two of the greatest houses of their respective countries combine their centuries of experience, wisdom, and creativity to fashion a wine… you’d best take note. Such has been the case of Almaviva – a Franco-Chilean endeavor that has been sought with fervor by the most impassioned collectors for nearly two decades. This flagship wine has years of critical praise and has inspired a frenzy of Indiana Jones-level treasure seekers, while still remaining relatively off-the-radar in the wine world at large.

The vineyards are high elevation, with rocky and loamy soils providing additional stress to complement the region’s Mediterranean climate. Hot days and cool nights help preserve the grapes’ acidity throughout the growing season, allowing for both power and elegance to balance the resulting wine. This wine is always captivating, but the 2017 is something truly special. So much finesse and length, with extreme concentration, structure, and almost elemental power. The final grape mix checks in at 65% cabernet sauvignon, 23% carménère, 5% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot, and 2% merlot – a Bordeaux blend that will easily compete with many top Bordeaux growths, for nowhere near those prices.

If you know, you KNOW – don’t miss this one, and trust us – you wouldn’t want to break into this exceptional beauty before spring 2024 anyways...this is an age-worthy and collectible champion and one that will shine in any collection for decades to come!

About the Producer

Vina Almaviva is a collaboraton between two legendary players in the world of wine. Château Mouton Rothschild and Concha y Toro. Together, they set out to create an exceptional wine of two cultures. Drawing from France's long established winemaking expertise and vineyard practices with Chiles fabulous (bug free) soils, climate and incredible vineyards. Their creation (love child) is Almaviva. The name Almaviva is taken from classic French literature. Count Almaviva is a central character in the play 'The Marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais'. Although, if you are an opera fan, you may know it as an opera thanks to Wolfgang Mozart. The label of this wines shows the name Almaviva in Beaumarchais own hand (yes a copy) - the play was from 1732-1799. It honrs Chile's ancestral heritage with 3 reproductions of a symbolic drawing from the Mapuche civilisation. Hailed by James Suckling as Wine fo the Decade, this wine received 100 points from James Suckling, 97 points from internationally known and respected Decanter Magazine, 95 from Tasting Panel, 94 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and the list keeps on going!