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Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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 Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,082
3.50 5
02/02/2010

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


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Snooth User: akops41
30190458
3.50 5
10/16/2007

refreshingly simple blackberry and oaky cab. easy drinking, very enjoyable.


Snooth User: VTHokie92
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3.50 5
01/23/2010

This merlot is one of the smoothest I have ever tasted. Good flavor without acidic aftertaste. Enjoyed with pasta.


Snooth User: TheWilsons
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3.00 5
12/17/2011

A very bold red. A little too bold for my wife, but it would be much better with food.


Snooth User: moviegal226
114149139
0.50 5
05/21/2009

This is one of the worst wines I've ever tasted. It actually tasted like gasoline to me. UGH!


Snooth User: tommyvino
9713492
1.00 5
03/11/2009

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


Snooth User: juan tiniacos
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3.50 5
03/12/2010

good, but with powder flavour


Snooth User: JOliver
32243828
3.00 5
01/20/2010

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


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External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo

External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

Inky purple. Extremely fruity nose offers an explosive bouquet of blackberry, plum jam, licorice and mocha. Round, sweet and supple, with deep dark berry liqueur flavors and slow-building tannins. Turns a bit drier on the finish, where the tannins give the wine a slightly clenched impression


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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.

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