Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and fresh flowers. Very cool and pure. Medium-bodied with fine, linear and very integrated tannins that are compressed and silky-textured. New second wine of Almaviva. Needs time to open.
Try after 2024.- James Suckling
94 JS / 93+ WA
Epu is the second wine from Almaviva, emblematic estate of Chile, born in 1997 from the collaboration between Philippine de Rothschild (owner of Grands Crus Bordelais, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Clerc Million...) and Concha y Toro, emblem of Chilean wine.
EPU 2020 is a sublimely accessible vintage to discover the perfection of wines from the star estate of Puente Alto.
Epu 2020 is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (81%), Carmenere (12%), Merlot (5%) e Cabernet Franc (2%). The wine is aged in one-year-old French oak barrels, which were used to age the property's first wine for 12 months.
A particularly dry year, 2020 began with a cold, dry winter, resulting in late bud break, particularly during the first two weeks of October. Spring and summer were marked by high temperatures, but also by drought.
These conditions favored a rapid maturation of the vine and an early harvest, which ended three to four weeks earlier than in recent years. Despite this extreme climate and thanks to the rigor of the teams, the 2020 vintage reveals a fruity structure, a fresh expression and a rare tension.
98 points James Suckling
96 points Robert Parker
The Best of Two Cultures and 96 Points Robert Parker
Made from a blend of three classic Bordeaux varieties - where Cabernet Sauvignon predominates - Almaviva is the result of the fortunate encounter between two cultures. Chile offers its land, its climate, and its vineyards, while France contributes with the technical knowledge of winemaking and its traditions.
The result is a wine of exceptional elegance and complexity. Its launch was a huge boost for the development of Chilean wines in international markets.