The 2007 Almaviva continues a series of successful vintages for this Chilean icon. Medium purple-colored, it exhibits an expressive bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, blackcurrant, and blackberry. Elegantly styled and impeccably balanced, it will evolve for several more years and drink well through 2027 at the least.
Dark and brawny, this is a bit closed for now, with the currant, spice, tobacco and melted licorice notes in reserve. The broad, tannic finish has excellent drive and grip. Cabernet Sauvignon, CarmenÃ¨re, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.--Non-blind ViÃ±a Almaviva vertical (January 2011). Best from 2012 through 2017. 12,500 cases made. â€“JM