2020 Almaviva EPU

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 94

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

Lots of finely roasted sweet spice and roasted sesame to the blackberries, cassis and iron, together with hints of blue fruit and cured meat. A medium-to full-bodied palate, filled with rather generous sweet berries...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2022

The current release of their second wine is the 2020 Epu. It's selected from the same terroir and vineyard in Puente Alto, one of the most reputed places for Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile, but from the younger vines (five-...
VN 93

Vinous, June 2023

The 2020 Epu is 4/5 Cabernet Sauvignon with rest made up of Carménère, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, all from Puente Alto in the Maipo Valley. Garnet-red in color. Presents intense blackcurrant and blackberry aromas with...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2023

Shows lovely floral blueberry and loam notes up front, while the fleshy core of concentrated blackberry and cassis grabs your attention and lingers nicely around saline and iron notes. Ends with firm, dusty tannins and...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country Chile
Region Maipo Valley
Sub-region Puente Alto
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2020 Almaviva EPU, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the renowned Maipo Valley in Chile's Puente Alto sub-region. This remarkable wine is a true testament to the artistry and dedication of Almaviva, a producer known for their commitment to crafting exceptional red wines.

In the glass, the Almaviva EPU displays a deep, alluring red color that is sure to capture your attention. With its elegant and sophisticated label, this wine exudes a sense of refinement and quality that is echoed in every sip.

On the nose, the Almaviva EPU reveals a symphony of aromas that captivate the senses. Notes of blackberries, cassis, and iron dance alongside hints of blue fruit and cured meat. The bouquet is further enhanced by a delicate touch of roasted sweet spice and roasted sesame, adding depth and complexity to the aromatic profile.

As you take your first sip, you will be greeted by a medium-to-full-bodied palate that is filled with luscious sweet berries. The wine showcases a fleshy and supple texture, which is complemented by the presence of fine-grained tannins. This harmonious combination creates a truly pleasurable and savory experience on the palate.

The Almaviva EPU is a blend of 81% cabernet sauvignon, 12% carmenere, 5% merlot, and 2% cabernet franc. This carefully curated blend showcases the best characteristics of each varietal, resulting in a wine that is both balanced and expressive.

Notable wine critics have praised the 2020 Almaviva EPU for its exceptional quality. James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 94 points, noting its generous sweet berries, fine-grained tannins, and long finish. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also awarded it 94 points, highlighting its red ripe berries, creamy oak, and luxurious texture. Wine Spectator gave it a score of 93 points, describing its floral blueberry and concentrated blackberry notes. Vinous awarded it 93 points as well, praising its intense blackcurrant and blackberry aromas, refined tannins, and long-lasting richness.

With an alcohol content of 13.0%, the Almaviva EPU strikes a perfect balance between power and elegance. This wine is already delicious and approachable, but it also has the potential to age gracefully, rewarding those who choose to cellar it.

In conclusion, the 2020 Almaviva EPU is a true masterpiece that showcases the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of Chilean wines. From its captivating aromas to its luxurious texture and remarkable complexity, every sip of this wine is a journey of pleasure and discovery. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for the future, the Almaviva EPU is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.