127 Ratings
Vina Almaviva Puente Alto

Wine Description

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

Intense, opaque ruby red. The nose is incredibly profound, densely concentrated and complex, filled with black currants and layers of smoky tobacco, spices and mineral notes. The attack is powerful and full-bodied as the evolution leaves an impression of balance and harmony.  Blackberries, plums, grilled orange zests, lavender, and cigar smoke accompany amber, minerals and hints of frankincense. An excellent wine from an exceptional vintage.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 06/07