RP Rating: 92
A long slow harvest with cool nights resulted in a very aromatic and expressive wine. The 2008 is characterised by good concentration of pure black fruit, great minerality and crisp acidity. The ripe and refined tannins contribute to a density that balances the different flavours with an impressively long finish.
Located in the Maipo Valley, in Chile's central zone, Puente Alto was recognized over twenty years ago as offering ideal conditions for growing the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. It is here that 85 hectares have been reserved exclusively for Almaviva.
Almaviva was established in 1996 by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton-Rothschild and Concha y Toro. Their aim was to create the first Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé equivalent in Chile. With 40 hectares of Concha y Toro's best Puente Alto vineyards being dedicated, the results have been spectacular.