Concha y Toro and Rothschild, Almaviva

Concha y Toro and Rothschild, Almaviva - 2017

Item # 54629 750mL
$157.99/ Single Bottle
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$947.94 $853.15/ Case of 6
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Red
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Tasting Notes

This Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, and Cabernet Franc is built like a Pauillac: dense yet elegant, with raspberry ganache, blackcurrant, and fig fruit layered with loam, tobacco, mineral, and cedar notes. Impressive balance among tannins, acidity, and oak.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Chile

Chilean winemakers are known for opening their arms to forgotten European grape varieties, nursing them back to health, and then releasing them back to the rest of the world - and we can’t thank them enough for it. Chile’s friendly, delicious Carmenères are the best example, but Chile is generally one of the most consistent sources of delicious, ready-to-drink, approachable wines. Cabernet...

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Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California,...

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Carmenère

Hundreds of years ago, the red Carmenère grape was widely used in the blended wines of the best châteaux in Bordeaux. No more, however: it was difficult to grow and often gave low yields, so the French mostly abandoned it. It has recently found a home in Chile, where it has successfully been made into full-bodied, deep red varietals.


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