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Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva Puente Alto Red Blend 2012

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

As much as I like older wines with more evolution to them, I really enjoyed the 07, but this 2012 really grabbed my, mind, palate & body. Something special with this bottling that I look forward to trying again in another 8-10 years plus. On the nose; brighter perfumed florals than 07. Beautiful violets & lavender. Black licorice, dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, smoke, scorched earth, dark moist soil, nice soft spice, light baking spices, leather and dry stones. The body is full. The tannins are big, chewy & sticky. The structure is huge, the length beautiful, nice tension and excellent balance. The fruits are ripe & slightly ruby; dark currant/cassis, blackberries, black plum, blue fruits, black raspberries, raspberries with strawberries pulling up lightly on the rear. Leather, stones, dark moist soils, black licorice, vanilla, light spice, crushed rock powder, stems, lovely violets, beautiful acidity and well balanced, polished finish that lasts minute. The 12 far exceed the 07 in time. Drink 2020-33. Photos of, Viña Almaviva, ancient wooded, Chilean Guardian statues, our tasting there today and their first barrel room with the 2017 vintage.

As much as I like older wines with more evolution to them, I really enjoyed the 07, but this 2012 really grabbed my, mind, palate & body. Something special with this bottling that I look forward to trying again in another 8-10 years plus. On the nose; brighter perfumed florals than 07. Beautiful violets & lavender. Black licorice, dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, smoke, scorched earth, dark moist soil, nice soft spice, light baking spices, leather and dry stones. The body is full. The tannins are big, chewy & sticky. The structure is huge, the length beautiful, nice tension and excellent balance. The fruits are ripe & slightly ruby; dark currant/cassis, blackberries, black plum, blue fruits, black raspberries, raspberries with strawberries pulling up lightly on the rear. Leather, stones, dark moist soils, black licorice, vanilla, light spice, crushed rock powder, stems, lovely violets, beautiful acidity and well balanced, polished finish that lasts minute. The 12 far exceed the 07 in time. Drink 2020-33. Photos of, Viña Almaviva, ancient wooded, Chilean Guardian statues, our tasting there today and their first barrel room with the 2017 vintage.

9.4

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

so this was supposed to be more Napa-like than the 2012 but w 4hrs air this was in a seductively Bordeaux-esque zone!

so this was supposed to be more Napa-like than the 2012 but w 4hrs air this was in a seductively Bordeaux-esque zone!

9.5

Elton Kiang

Very rich in taste

Very rich in taste

9.3

David Tomich

Amazing wine.... get a bottle

Amazing wine.... get a bottle

9.7

Lindsay Murray

Cab & Slab

Cab & Slab

9.1

Hermes Cuello Delectable Pro

Amazing

Amazing

9.3

Akshay Kapur

I believe this is another new world partnership like with Opus & it really reminded me of the Opus one!

I believe this is another new world partnership like with Opus & it really reminded me of the Opus one!

9.0

재범 심

복잡하고 실키했음 마지막잔이 너무나 아쉬웠던 와인

복잡하고 실키했음 마지막잔이 너무나 아쉬웠던 와인

9.3

Roberto Baez

Well balanced tanings and fruts awsome wine

Well balanced tanings and fruts awsome wine

9.3

Leclaire Reynald

Belle longueur , moins agréable en comparatif avec opus one , un peu cuir cheval

Belle longueur , moins agréable en comparatif avec opus one , un peu cuir cheval

9.2

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

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