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East End Wine Exchange USD 11.99 1500ml

Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo 2001

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The first vintage was 1996 and gained a measure of fame by being first non-Bordeaux product to be handled by the Bordeaux negociants and sold alongside the marques of the grand châteaux. In line with the marriage partners' ambitions the vineyards are described as "Primer Orden", the Spanish-language translation of the French "Premier Grand Cru Classé". The 'French Connection' carries on at a very high level: Tod Víctor Mostero the winemaker won highest scores whilst winning his Master in Oenology at the University of Bordeaux, worked at Petrus and even consulted at Domaine de la Romanée Conti. Puente Alto's vineyards have stony soils, wet, cool winters and summers with hot days and cool nights. The result is beautifully ripe fruit that manages to avoid jamminess and retain complexity. I wouldn't mistake this for a St.Julien, but I think the style is successful in retaining excellent balance despite the concentration. Deep colour - again almost saturated - with purple highlights. Much less ash and earth on the nose vs the 1998, though still a little. A deeply black fruit profile that's just a little tight. Like the nose, the palate is a little tight and linear though there's no missing the quality of the fruit or the excellent velvetty tannins. Good length. Little complexity, but it's a very primary expression without the tannin overload of many of this genre. Is, and will be a fine wine.

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

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The first vintage was 1996 and gained a measure of fame by being first non-Bordeaux product to be handled by the Bordeaux negociants and sold alongside the marques of the grand châteaux. In line with the marriage partners' ambitions the vineyards are described as "Primer Orden", the Spanish-language translation of the French "Premier Grand Cru Classé". The 'French Connection' carries on at a very high level: Tod Víctor Mostero the winemaker won highest scores whilst winning his Master in Oenology at the University of Bordeaux, worked at Petrus and even consulted at Domaine de la Romanée Conti. Puente Alto's vineyards have stony soils, wet, cool winters and summers with hot days and cool nights. The result is beautifully ripe fruit that manages to avoid jamminess and retain complexity. I wouldn't mistake this for a St.Julien, but I think the style is successful in retaining excellent balance despite the concentration. Deep colour - again almost saturated - with purple highlights. Much less ash and earth on the nose vs the 1998, though still a little. A deeply black fruit profile that's just a little tight. Like the nose, the palate is a little tight and linear though there's no missing the quality of the fruit or the excellent velvetty tannins. Good length. Little complexity, but it's a very primary expression without the tannin overload of many of this genre. Is, and will be a fine wine.

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