Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Casillero del Diablo Carmenere 2010

In the Glass: Deep crimson red.

On the Nose: Light floral fragrance as well as hints of eucalyptus and mint.

On the Palate: Classic cocoa and mint flavors common to the carmenere grape.  Opens nicely on the palate with a very short finish. Noticeably absent of tannins or any hint of oak.

Style: Smooth and supple.

Rating: 88/100

Price Range: $6-$10. Widely available at wine stores and supermarkets

Comments: Carmenere is quickly becoming a very popular wine varietal because of it very easy drinking characteristics and plesant fragrance. Concha y Toro is the largest winemaker in Chile and generally offers very good and consistent quality wines at reasonable prices. Their Casillero del Diablo Carmenere, a blend of 85% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, is one of these, consistently good year to year and is highly recommended for those looking for a smooth light red wine with unique overtones of chocolate that goes well with chocolate or cherry based desserts, as well as roasted chicken or pork dishes.

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