Casillero del Diablo Merlot 2010
Editorial Reviews for Casillero del Diablo Merlot
Low on the nose and slightly dusty with a little vegetal funk adding complexity to the core of red currant fruit. Soft and juicy in the mouth, this is very lightly tannic and offers appealing black raspberry and plummy fruit framed with gentle wood tones and perked up with juicy acids. A bit simple, but fairly rich and well balanced, and certainly easy to drink. Some toasty spice on the short finish. 84pts
This is decidedly herbal and smoky on the nose, with a lot of dried herb and grassy aromas accenting the cocoa- and leather-scented black currant and black berry fruit. This is surprisingly soft on entry with a smooth, glossy mouth feel supporting lovely spiced plum and blackberry fruit flavors. The tannins are ripe and polished, with a creamy edge. The flavors are fresh and pure with some acidity coming up on the back end, refreshing the palate for the moderately long, toasty oak-accented blackberry finish. A touch more acidity would be welcome here but this is quite attractive. 87pts
External Reviews for Casillero del Diablo Merlot
Early returns are that the 2002 vintage surpasses even the excellent 2001 vintage, with plenty of "plump-factor" going on. This one's bursting from the glass with nice, ripe red fruit. A classy wine that shows restaint where your wallet is concerned.
Sattes Dunkelrot. Aromen nach Brombeeren und Pflaumen mit einem Hauch von Pfeffer, Vanille und Röstaromen. Geschmack: voller Körper, mild, gut strukturiert.
Good plum, herb and vanilla notes run through this focused, medium-weight Merlot. Drink now.
Nicely balanced, with raspberry and violet scents, this is clean, soft and fresh. Chill it for grilled tuna.
Has soft, medium-weight berry fruit with a bit of sweet smoke that lingers on the finish. Drink now.
Very tasty, with ripe raspberry and blackberry fruit, cocoa powder, toast and a hint of herb. Nice briery edge to the finish. Drink now through 2004.
Soft and agreeable, showing plum and vanilla notes, with a hint of herbs on the finish. Drink now.