Concha Y Toro Cabernet-Syrah Blend Casillero del Diablo 2009
Editorial Reviews for Concha Y Toro Cabernet-Syrah Blend Casillero del Diablo
Intense and somewhat extracted smelling with deep black currant and jellied black fruit aromas topped with peppery hints of oak spice and tobacco. This enters the mouth with surprising softness, the lowish acidity lends volume to this on the palate but robs it of some of its liveliness. The flavors are deep and fairly intense with earth, tobacco and cocoa streaks running through the intense black currant fruit. The wood pops on the backend with nuanced caramel notes, adding further complexity on the moderately long and drying finish. A lot of wine but a bit heavy and clumsy for my palate. 86pts
We paired this wine with a slow cooked beef burgundy dish. It was light and a little too fruity for a savory beef dish. Kind of acidic too. On its own, it is an interesting full wine.
Very similar to their Carmenere, but sweeter. Had that sweet cherry and thinness typical of shiraz. Very drinkable.
External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Cabernet-Syrah Blend Casillero del Diablo
Aromen nach roten Kirschen und Pflaumen, roten Beeren, Pfeffer und Gewürzen. Die Lagerung im Barriques verleiht ihm Aromen nach Vanille und Toast. Im Geschmack geschmeidig, elegant, gut strukturiert, gut ausgewogen mit feinen Tanninen.
Stout and compact out of the blocks, with ripe cassis and berry aromas and only a pinch of herbal spiciness. It's creamy, big and warm in the mouth, with a ton of mocha, chocolate, cassis and blackberry. Intense and dark late, with a coconut sweetness to the finish. M.S. Dark plum, fig and blackberry fruit is nicely integrated with roasted coffee and vanilla notes. Solid, fleshy finish. Drink now. 40,500 cases made. -JM