2007 Concha y Toro Carmenere "Casillero del Diablo Reserve"
Winery: Concha y Toro
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Casillero del Diablo Reserve"
Wine Category: Carmenere
Grape blend: 85% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 5% Syrah
Region: Rapel Valley
State or country: Chile
Cases produced: 250,000
KWG Score: 87.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 93.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)
Review date: September 1, 2008
Wine Review: This wine is a terrific bargain and a lot of wine for the money. This very dark purple wine opens with a very pleasant blueberry and light cranberry bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is smooth, well balanced, with juicy and tasty blackberry and boysenberry flavors. There is also just a touch of dark chocolate on the back palate. The finish is dry, pleasing, and displays very soft tannins that are slightly prolonged. This wine is a winner and would pair very nicely with burgers or barbecue ribs. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Color: Dark and deep crimson red. Bouquet: Luscious fruit flavors of dark plums and chocolate with hints of coffee and toasty American oak. Taste: Notes of dark plums and spice, generously framed by toasty American oak with a soft and well structured mouthfilling texture.
Organic status: not organic
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