This wine has really opened up over the last year or two and is drinking very nice. Well balanced, excellent value. It needed time. I would rate this now 92-94 points.
I gave it a 5-star rating b/c of the price. Its probably about 93 pts in my book. Must disagree with the last poster, who said that the 00 is a little inferior, that vintage was a tremendous value. I would rate it 95pts easy!! This is a fabulous wine, W&S gave the 01 92 pts and WS gave it 95 pts. Of course if you move up some in price the Almaviva 2001 is about as good a wine for under $100 as you can find!!!! Concha & Toro has my complete respect.
I can not stop telling people about this wine. I have turned about 15 people on to it love it as I do. For 35 dollars, I do not think you will find anything of that holds a candle to this experience. I find myself comapring it to anything else over 3 times the price. Amazing with steak, turning buttery after a 30 minute decant. Remember, this just came out...imagine what it will taste like in 5 years...unforgetable. Blind taste against your favorite Cabs and see what I am talking about.
This was an outstanding wine. Very smooth, nice body, and excellent taste. Brought this to dinner for a special occasion, and it did not dissapoint.
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