2003 Almaviva "Almaviva" Bordeaux Blend Maipo Valley

SKU #1023153 94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Quite ripe, with braised fig, stewed plum, black currant paste and cherry preserve notes backed by roasted coffee and bacon notes. A tarry edge drives through the very lush finish. Shows more raw power than freshness, but still quite packed and in need of more unwinding. *Ranked #24 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006, Highly Recommended* (JM) Inner quote mark (4/2011)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark I was pretty surprised by the nose of the 2003 Almaviva because I was expecting a very ripe wine, and the nose was not; it showed some notes of beef blood and fresh meat. It was a different era for wines, and here there was more concentration, 100% new oak, and there is more extraction, the palate shows more powdery tannin. This was 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carmenere and 3% Cabernet Franc. I think this one should be consumed before the 2002, as the fruit is receding and the structure might remain. This is a little atypical within the style of Almaviva, more of a blockbuster that ironically enough seems to be evolving at a faster pace. (LG) Inner quote mark (4/2017)

91 points Decanter

Outer quote mark A slow ripening year, with cool nights and a fairly wet summer that bounced back to give a lovely dry harvest and an excellent intensity to the fruit. Clear balance and shape to this wine, which is starting to show a touch of evolution. It still has a flattering, floral fragrance and that characteristic exotic spice and dark plum through the palate. Very attractive now and over the next five years. It's at its peak but will continue longer. (JA) Inner quote mark (11/2017)

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