Maipo Valley, Chile
產區/Region：智利瑪依坡山谷 Maipo Valley, Chile.
品種/Grapes： Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot
酒質/Tasting Notes：2016年份的亞瑪維瓦酒莊紅酒，明顯深紅明亮酒色，透露出有如覆盆子、黑莓等迷人紅色水果與莓果香氣，均衡和諧中帶有太妃糖與咖啡氣息，精緻且令人感覺驚艷。 入口的圓潤與新鮮豐沛馥郁風味，更是凸顯其高雅口感，並帶有香草、胡椒氣息尾韻，多層次且華麗的風味與口感，讓這款2016年份紅酒更鮮優雅、細緻，展現亞瑪維瓦酒莊一致性的風格表現。
#10 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2019
Deep, intense and brilliant ruby red color. The nose reveals delicate aromas of red fruits and berries, such as raspberry and blackberry, which are harmoniously integrated with notes of toffee and coffee, offering a refined and distinguished nose. The elegance of the wine is underscored by its round and fresh mouthfeel. Subtle, but present tannins frame the blend, leading to a vanilla and peppery finish. Complex and luxurious, Almaviva 2016 is a remarkably graceful and silky wine, faithful to its predecessors in style and precision.
Blend: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carmenere, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Peitit Verdot.
JS 97 James Suckling
A very fine and elegant Almaviva with fresh fruit and herb character. Medium-to-full body, tight and focused with very fine, linear tannins and a chocolate and light cedar undertone to the whole thing. Savory, too. Smoked meat and succulent. It's tight but opens with air. Classicism here. 66% cabernet sauvignon, 24% carmenere, 8% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Drink in 2021.
RP 95 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 harvest was complicated by rain in late April, which made them hurry up and finish two weeks earlier than normal. The year was also cooler, and the 2016 Almaviva, a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carmenère, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot has less alcohol at 13.9% compared to 15% in 2014. The élevage was shortened to 16 months, and they decreased the percentage of new French barrels used—down to 77% from the 82% in the previous year. The wine is fresher and less marked by the oak, a more fluid version, with fine tannins. This is a little different, a lighter and fresher year. It was a very dry winter, complicated by rains. I found very good harmony and fine tannins, balance and freshness in one of the most elegant vintages I remember from Almaviva. This has contained power, very accessible tannins and no green notes at all. It's young but accessible and should develop nicely in bottle, as it has the balance and freshness. This is an elegant and fresh vintage for Almaviva, young and tender, taking advantage of the natural conditions for it. Well done! 180,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2017.
WS 95 Wine Spectator
Elegant, powerful and well-structured, with a refined mix of dark fruit, dried red fruit and spice flavors. Dried herbal notes emerge midpalate, with a minerally finish that is long and rich-tasting. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2025.
TA 95 Tim Atkin
2016 was a challenging vintage for Almaviva, as it was for many Chilean producers, but Michel Friou has produced a delightful wine in a lighter style. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon with 24% Carmenère, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, it's aromatic, spicy and quite forward with subtle mocha oak and raspberry and cassis flavours. 2020-26.
建議搭配/ Food matches：適合搭配各式煎烤紅肉類及稍重口味類料理，如煎、烤牛羊排、美式炭烤豬肋排。
適飲溫度/ Serving temperature：18°C~22°C
2016-James Suckling 97pts; Robert Parker 95pts; Wine Spectator 95 pts; Tim Atkin 95pts;
2015-James Suckling 100pts; Wilfred Wong 99pts; Wine Spectator 96pts;
2014-James Suckling 97pts; Robert Parker 94pts; Wine Spectator 92pts;
2013-James Suckling 97pts; Robert Parker 94pts; Wine Spectator 92pts;
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