2013 and 2014 Almaviva are back in stock. Both vintages were previously sold out. Almaviva is the Cabernet based Bordeaux style wine which is the product of a collaboration between the houses of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Concho Y Toro and Opus One. Almaviva is produced in Chile, the vineyards are at high altitudes just below the Andes snow caps. The vines are old, all pre-phylloxera, including pre- phylloxera Carmanere, the lost Bordeaux varietal. We have shown all of the vintages listed in tastings on multiple occasions. They always wow the crowd and always sell, far above the average sales of other Cabs in the same price range. They all get high praise from multiple reviewers. Excerpts from those reviews are below, but please feel free to request us to email complete reviews .  Included in this offer you will find pre-arrival pricing for the 100 point 2015 Almaviva which is expected to arrive late December. These wines are as connoisseur level as connoisseur gets, powerful, complex and elegant. Frankly I believe they show more complexity than either Mouton or Opus. ( R )
 
All of the very best, Rex and Michele

2014
ALMAVIVA - currently available $95 pe r
A wine with wonderful blueberry, blackberry and hints of cedar and spice. Full body, dense and beautiful fruit. Chocolate, walnut and berry. It goes on for minutes. A fabulous wine. Better in 2020 but gorgeous now. (5/2016) 97 points James Suckling
 
The current release is the 2014 Almaviva, the classical Bordeaux blend from Puente Alto, one of the most prestigious appellations in Maipo. This is a late and slow ripening terroir. This was the reason why the frost of September 2013 didn't affect them, because the vines had not yet sprouted. In the last few years they have been on a quest in search of more purity, precision and character, improving the quality of the tannins to make them silkier without losing length and volume. It's easier said than done, but they are getting there. The harvest started on April 1st with the first Merlot and finished on May 16th with the last Carmenere. The final blend is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmen√®re, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot; they didn't use any Merlot this time. After a sorting of bunches and individual grains, the grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks, some with native yeasts, others with selected ones. Malolactic was in oak barrel or tank, especially in warmer years. The √©levage was in 77% new French oak barrels, the remaining ones second use, and it lasted 18 months. 180,000 bottles were produced. There is one single lot that was bottled between January 6th and 20th of 2016. I retasted the 2012 and 2013 for comparison, and they are developing as expected, showing the character of the vintages... 2014 would be something in between 2012 and 2013, without the excesses of heat or cold from those years but with lower yields in 2014. (LG) (4/2017 )   94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2013
ALMAVIVA - 23 bottles $95 PER
72% cabernet sauvignon, 19% carmenere, 6% cabernet franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% merlot
 
97 points James Suckling
94 Points- Wine Advocate
93 points Vinous
 
2015
ALMAVIVA $115 PER 7 six pack cases available, January Arrival, bottle orders accepted
 
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. 100 points James Suckling , May 2017
 
This latest release has 2% of Petit Verdot, adding a dash of dark pepper spice. It's a lovely wine, structured, intense but not tight, and beautifully balanced. There are some great liquorice and soft berry spice flavours, with notes of dark chocolate, cinnamon and sage. It has soft, smooth tannins which lend a supple texture to the wine. This gets better and better in the glass and has a freshness and grip that suggests great ageing potential. Drinking Window 2020 - 2035.(JA) (6/2017) 94 points Decanter

2012
ALMAVIVA - only 5 bottles remaining
$95 PER  
 
96 points, James Suckling 
94 Points Vinious   
93 Points- Wine Advocate
92 points KM Wine Spectator


Rex Perry, 972-904-9917 rex@masutawineconsulting.com
Michele Mercy 214-906-5251  michele@masutawineconsulting.com
Francis Silmon 817-271-2720  francis@theclassiccafe.com