2016 Almaviva Almaviva

Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
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WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2020

(95+ points) The 2016 Almaviva was showing really well, quite subtle and austere, less showy than the 2017 and 2018 vintages. It has less alcohol than either of the following two vintages, and it's perhaps a slightly...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, March 2019

Elegant, powerful and well-structured, with a refined mix of dark fruit, dried red fruit and spice flavors. Dried herbal notes come in midpalate, with a minerally finish that is long and rich-tasting. Cabernet...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

This is a delicious and slightly austere wine with medium body and berry, herb and currant character. Smoked meat, dried spice and walnut, too. Firm. 66% cabernet sauvignon, 24% carmenere, 8% cabernet franc and 2% petit...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, December 2014

Berry aromas with a mineral twang lead to notes of earth, olive and freshly fallen leaves. As per usual for Almaviva, the palate is round and smooth as silk. Blackberry, cassis, toasty oak and cocoa powder flavors finish...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Chile
Region Maipo Valley
Sub-region Puente Alto
Vintage 2016
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Almaviva Proprietary Blend is a red wine from the Maipo Valley sub-region of Puente Alto in Chile. Produced by Almaviva, this wine comes sealed with a cork and has an alcohol content of 14.0 percent. This vintage is primarily composed of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carmenere, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine 95+ points, describing it as "quite subtle and austere, less showy than the 2017 and 2018 vintages." Reviewer Luis Gutiérrez noted that this vintage has a more elegant and subtle profile, with a dry, austere finish, likening it to a classic Bordeaux. According to Gutiérrez, "This is a little bit better than I thought," indicating a pleasant surprise in its understated complexity.

James Suckling, who gave the wine a 94-point score, echoed the wine's slightly austere nature, mentioning its "medium body and berry, herb and currant character," along with hints of "smoked meat, dried spice and walnut." Suckling observed that the 2016 Almaviva is evolving more quickly than expected and recommends drinking it now.

Wine Spectator also awarded the wine 95 points, praising its "elegant, powerful and well-structured" nature. Reviewer K.M. highlighted a refined mix of dark fruit, dried red fruit, and spice flavors, complemented by dried herbal notes and a minerally finish. The review suggests enjoying this wine from now through 2025.

Wine Enthusiast gave the wine a slightly lower but still impressive score of 93 points. Reviewer Michael Schachner described the wine as having "berry aromas with a mineral twang" and flavors of "blackberry, cassis, toasty oak and cocoa powder." Schachner noted the wine's round and smooth palate, and its creamy, oaky finish, predicting it would be best enjoyed from 2016 through 2022.

Overall, the 2016 Almaviva is a well-regarded wine known for its elegant, subtle profile and excellent structure, praised across multiple reviews for its finesse and complexity.