ALMAVIVA 2012
HK $ 8,928.00 HK $ 8,928.00 8928.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
2012 was particularly dry in Puente Alto, the main appellation in Maipo where the 2012 Almaviva was produced. There was two-thirds of the normal rain and an early season in all senses: bud breaking to harvest, although the end of the picking was delayed and the late-ripening varieties, Carménère and Cabernet, were picked at cooler temperatures. Being close to the Andes Mountains, the zone is always later than other zones like Colchagua. It kind of became normal with lower temperatures in April after a very warm March and things slowed down. The blend in 2012 was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carménère, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% /Merlot. The grapes are never pumped, and fermented in stainless steel vats with a total cuvaison of three to four weeks. The wine matured in 78% new French oak barrels for 19 months. As almost 90% of the grapes were picked at cooler temperatures, the wine does not really show in excess the heat of the vintage, certainly less than in other warm vintages in the past. There are notes of Mediterranean herbs and hints of tree bark over a core of ripe berries. The particularity of this terroir is to be able to achieve freshness because of its proximity to the mountains, and the ripening is slow. Winemaker Michel Friou tells me that 2012 is somehow similar to 2015, where the record temperatures in March were again surpassed. This 2012 is quite approachable, with its round and abundant tannins and soft acidity, flavors of ripe berries, good freshness and balance. This is less powerful and approachable than the 2011. 158,000 bottles produced. (Luis Gutiérrez)
ALMAVIVA 2016
HK $ 9,408.00 HK $ 9,408.00 9408.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
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 different vintage of Almaviva, a little lighter and with a more elegant and subtle profile. This is a vintage of more finesse, closer to a classic Bordeaux, with a dry, austere finish—there is no room for any sweetness here. This is a little bit better than I thought. (Luis Gutiérrez)


VIEUX CERTAN 2015 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 2,548.00 HK $ 2,548.00 2548.0 HKD
VIEUX CERTAN 2014 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,498.00 HK $ 1,498.00 1498.0 HKD
TROPLONG MONDOT 2014 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 698.00 HK $ 698.00 698.0 HKD
TROPLONG MONDOT 2011 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 728.00 HK $ 728.00 728.0 HKD
TRONQUOY LALANDE 2011 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 238.00 HK $ 238.00 238.0 HKD
TALBOT 2015 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 588.00 HK $ 588.00 588.0 HKD
TALBOT 2000 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,088.00 HK $ 1,088.00 1088.0 HKD
TALBOT 1999
HK $ 13,056.00 HK $ 13,056.00 13056.0 HKD
SOLAIA 2013
HK $ 14,328.00 HK $ 14,328.00 14328.0 HKD
SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2016 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 928.00 HK $ 928.00 928.0 HKD
RIEUSSEC 2011 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 548.00 HK $ 548.00 548.0 HKD
RESERVE DE LA COMTESSE 2016 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 498.00 HK $ 498.00 498.0 HKD
RESERVE DE LA COMTESSE 2015 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 398.00 HK $ 398.00 398.0 HKD
RESERVE DE LA COMTESSE 2014 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 448.00 HK $ 448.00 448.0 HKD
RESERVE DE LA COMTESSE 2005 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 468.00 HK $ 468.00 468.0 HKD
RAUZAN SEGLA 2016 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 778.00 HK $ 778.00 778.0 HKD
RAUZAN SEGLA 2015 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 838.00 HK $ 838.00 838.0 HKD
RAUZAN SEGLA 2014 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 588.00 HK $ 588.00 588.0 HKD