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Casillero del Diablo Merlot 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is a deep red with great intensity. On the nose, the wine shows delicious hints of plums and herbs. This Merlot reveals hints of chocolate and spice, while integrating perfectly with the toasted American oak. The wine is smooth with great structure.

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Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo:
Casillero del Diablo is a label produced by Concha y Toro Winery in Maipo Valley, Chile. Legend has it that in the early 1890s, winery founder Don Melchor went to his cellar to discover several of his best wines had gone missing. Hoping to ward off more thieves, he spread the rumor that this must have happened because a devil lived in his cellar, hence the name, which translates to “th... Read more
Casillero del Diablo is a label produced by Concha y Toro Winery in Maipo Valley, Chile. Legend has it that in the early 1890s, winery founder Don Melchor went to his cellar to discover several of his best wines had gone missing. Hoping to ward off more thieves, he spread the rumor that this must have happened because a devil lived in his cellar, hence the name, which translates to “the devil’s cellar.” The first wines branded Casillero del Diablo were produced by Concha y Toro in 1953 and became an international success by the 1960s. The devil icon became a part of the packaging starting in the 1990s. The portfolio is now under the direction of winemaker Marcelo Papa. The wines are available in many styles and varietals of dry reds and whites, plus rosés and sparkling wines. Many of these considered terrific values for their pricepoints.  Read less

Editorial Reviews for Casillero del Diablo Merlot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,039
2.50 5
12/08/2011

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,039
2.50 5
10/01/2012

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


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Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,080
2.50 5
10/01/2012

A little rubbing alcohol- like on the nose, with some new, rubbery tennis balls (is this a defect?). very soft wine in taste, not my favorite.


Snooth User: mberti
99020312
2.00 5
01/02/2012

Two glasses


External Reviews for Casillero del Diablo Merlot

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/21/2011

Sattes Dunkelrot. Aromen nach Brombeeren und Pflaumen mit einem Hauch von Pfeffer, Vanille und Röstaromen. Geschmack: voller Körper, mild, gut strukturiert.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Good plum, herb and vanilla notes run through this focused, medium-weight Merlot. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Nicely balanced, with raspberry and violet scents, this is clean, soft and fresh. Chill it for grilled tuna.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Has soft, medium-weight berry fruit with a bit of sweet smoke that lingers on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Soft and agreeable, showing plum and vanilla notes, with a hint of herbs on the finish. Drink now.


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The color is a deep red with great intensity. On the nose, the wine shows delicious hints of plums and herbs. This Merlot reveals hints of chocolate and spice, while integrating perfectly with the toasted American oak. The wine is smooth with great structure.

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Alcohol: 13.50%

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