An alliance of ripe fruit and subtle floral aromas give way to caramel, licorice and graphite notes. On the palate, flavours of raspberry, blackcurrant, and black cherry are framed by a broad structure of fine, velvety tannins. This tannic presence is carried with flavors of vanilla and cocoa, leaving a silky and mineral finish. Precise and elegant, Almaviva 2015 is a great combination of complexity and harmony, a superb vintage to celebrate Almaviva’s twentieth anniversary.
Blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carmenere, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
“#1 top wine in the world of 2017.
“A glorious and complex nose of tobacco, blackberries and hints of stones and flowers. Hints of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied, very tight and compacted. Linear backbone gives this form and tension. It has the same character on the palate as well as cayenne and other spice. Loved the 2014 but this shows more fine-grained tannins. So balanced and harmonious. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carmenere, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Needs four or five years in bottle but a joy to taste now.” – James Suckling
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