1999 Vina Almaviva Puente Alto
114 Ratings
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114 Ratings
1999 Vina Almaviva Puente Alto

Wine Description

(From 2003 Vintage) Very dense, with loads of raspberry ganache, black currant and fig fruit layered with loam, tobacco, mineral and cedar notes. Lots of grip on the finish, with impressive balance between the tannins, acidity and oak. Built like a Pauillac.

Winemaker's Notes

A ripe black cherry stained wine. Powerful and intense, the nose is cooked forest berries, cherry pips, cassis, boysenberry, mineral and resin. Toast, grilled espresso beans and bitter chocolate accompany cigar tobacco leaves and bitter almond. On the palate, the dense and vivacious attack evolves toward a strong structure of round, tight and refined tannins. The excellent concentration of berries, prunes and dark cocoa persists, and aromas of smooth coffee linger on the palette. A singular balance and wonderful finesse, the finish has great persistence.

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A ripe black cherry stained wine. Powerful and intense, the nose is cooked forest berries, cherry pips, cassis, boysenberry, mineral and resin. Toast, grilled espresso beans and bitter chocolate accompany cigar tobacco leaves and bitter almond. On the palate, the dense and vivacious attack evolves toward a strong structure of round, tight and refined tannins. The excellent concentration of berries, prunes and dark cocoa persists, and aromas of smooth coffee linger on the palette. A singular balance and wonderful finesse, the finish has great persistence.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 06/07
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast