Elin McCoy from Bloomberg, highlighted Almaviva’s 2014 vintage as one of the best wines of the year. The article titled “The Best Wines I Tasted in 2017” celebrates the “suave, silky tannins and luscious mocha flavors”, mentioning how, in only 20 years of history, Almaviva’s wine is playing the right notes to be considered as one of the best wines worldwide.
“In June, Chilean winery Almaviva, a joint venture between the families of Château Mouton Rothschild and Concha y Toro, celebrated its 20th birthday anniversary with a lavish party in Bordeaux. At a formal tasting and dinner at Mouton, with arias from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro from speakers hidden behind vines, I sampled a dozen vintages of the cabernet-based red, starting with the first vintage 1996. The wine has finally hit its stride in recent vintages, such as the rich, spicy 2014. Its suave, silky tannins and luscious mocha flavors reminded me that grand crus from New World regions can stand out even when tasted in the heart of Bordeaux”.