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2007 Concha y Toro Merlot "Casillero del Diablo Reserve"

Concha y Toro 2007 Merlot Casillero del Diablo

Winery: Concha y Toro

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Casillero del Diablo Reserve"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Valley

State or country: Chile

Price: $11

Cases produced: 300,000

KWG Score: 88 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: August 12, 2008

Wine Review: This opaque ruby red wine is a terrific bargain Merlot. This wine opens with a ripe black raspberry like bouquet with notes of blackberry as well. On the palate, this wine is soft, smooth, and juicy with pleasant blueberry flavors along with notes of plum and spice. The finish is dry with soft tannins that linger nicely. This wine is very approachable and a very food friendly wine that would pair perfectly with meatloaf or beef stroganoff. Enjoy this very practical wine. - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Dark and deep red. Bouquet: Attractive aromas of black plum,smoke, herbs and mocha. Taste: Smooth with great structure. Fruity taste and full body. Chocolate and herb accents add palate interest.

Organic status: not organic

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