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Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo 2005
Appellation Central Valley. Vintage 2005. Soil Riverbench, benchland and hillside associated soils. Aging 70% aged in small American oak barrels and 30% in stainless steel tanks during 6 to 8 months. Colour Deep and intense red ruby. Nose Blackcurrant, black cherry and black plums notes; vanilla, mocha, toasted coffee and chocolate nuances from barrel aging. Taste It is a smooth yet intense concentrated wine, dense, vibrant. Elegant, long and pleasant lingering. Accompanies A great choice to match with red meats, herby dishes or mature cheeses such as Gruyere or blue cheese.
Editorial Reviews for Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo
This blend of Cab and Syrah has a smoky, rich, slightly peppery and herbaceous nose that fills the glass. In the mouth the wine is well structured with the richness of the dark berried Cabernet fruit cut by the spice and brightness of the Syrah. The finish is much like the nose with smoky and peppery notes offering a nice counterpoint to the rich fruit. A lot of wine, perhaps a bit monolithic at this stage but certainly a hit for people looking for this style. 88pts
refreshingly simple blackberry and oaky cab. easy drinking, very enjoyable.
This merlot is one of the smoothest I have ever tasted. Good flavor without acidic aftertaste. Enjoyed with pasta.
A very bold red. A little too bold for my wife, but it would be much better with food.
This is one of the worst wines I've ever tasted. It actually tasted like gasoline to me. UGH!
A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc from 20 year old vines from the vineyard Puente Alto which is in the highest, coolest region of the Maipo Valley. Wine Speculator gave this wine 96 points. $54 US. This wine This wine spends 14 months in French oak (60% new and 40% used) and an additional 12 months in bottle before release. This wine was very typical for a Cab and frankly I wasn't too impressed. It could have been made in California for all I know, I was just expecting a lot more individuality considering this was suppose to be one of the best Chilean reds on the market. Definitely a crowd pleaser for the Napa Cab crowd but lacking the pizazz and personality of truly great wines. Who knows maybe it was an off bottle... I just think its overrated. 2.5/5
good, but with powder flavour
Big peppery spices and dark fruit on the nose. smacks the palate with notes of chocolate covered cherries, orange peel, earth, and pepper. A little astringent on the finish but doesnt last very long. Great value wine for around 15 bucks
External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo
Winemaker Marcelo Papa has crafted the best Marques Cabernet to date. Almost austere at first, it slowly opens to reveal opulent, juicy, savory fruit, its berry and mint flavors supported by a mineral acidity.
Inky-purple. High-pitched aromas of black raspberry and cherry are complicated by notes of sandalwood and cola. Deeply concentrated but light on its feet, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and good tangy acidity. Repeats the red fruit note on a long, sappy, smooth finish. This wine is built to age but offers a lot of sex appeal now.
Rock-solid, with nicely integrated structure that allows the core of loam, blackberry, fig sauce and raspberry to stretch out. Shows lingering mint and coccoa notes on the plus, fleshy finish. Drink now through 2011.
The initial aromas of this cabernet recall cassis and chocolate, with hints of menthol placing it in Alto Maipo. The tannins are still young, with plenty of juicy, ripe red fruit to balance them. The finish is long and complex. For short term aging.
Chilean wine giant Concha y Toro produces several different brands; one of the most consistent values is the Marqués de Casa Concha series. This fresh and focused wine is 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in 35 percent new oak barriques from France. It shows ripe varietal flavors of cassis, blackberry and boysenberry, accented by vanilla, mineral and cocoa notes.
Concentrated, with a solid core of black currant, fig and hoisin sauce notes, all layered with alluring bittersweet cocoa, espresso and roasted vanilla, followed by a long, fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2010.
Lush but structured, delivering layers of black currant, tobacco, loam and dark licorice pushed by ripe, solid structure, with a long, dark finish. Always rock-solid. Drink now through 2011.