127 Ratings
Vina Almaviva Puente Alto

Wine Description

(From 1996 Vintage) Immensely rich with striking blackcurrant flavours, a firm tannic structure and a long, long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The robe is rich black prune in the center and garnet-vermilion towards the edge. Delicate aromas of forest strawberries, raspberries, cocoa and wildflowers with overtones of honey and incense characterize the subtle nose. The very precise attack is fresh. The evolution is pure and creamy with persistent and enrobed tannins. Flavors of peach pips, almonds and smoky mesquite blend together with vanilla and bright, fresh red and black fruit aromas throughout the exceptionally elegant finish. A remarkably graceful and pure wine.

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