Concha Y Toro Carménère Casillero del Diablo 2010
My first thought was, "Mmm, woody!" The nose is fairly understated with dried fruits and wood. It's nice and balanced, a smooth texture and tannins that are sure to be noticed, but won't make your eyes roll back in your head. I'm enjoying this wine with tabbouleh and hummus tonight, probably will enjoy it more with a spot of dark chocolate later!
Two and a half glasses
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Surprisingly robust and concentrated for its price, this wine's blackberry flavors are wrapped in dense tannins. For lamb chops.
Scents of chocolate and black pepper lead into this juicy and soft carmenère. A terrific value at $10; you get a ripe block of fruit, ready to drink now.
Opaque purple. Ripe black and blue fruits on the nose and in the mouth, with a spicy nuance adding energy. Lush and gently sweet, with good finishing breadth and a touch of warmth. This easy-drinking wine should be a crowd-pleaser.
The 2010 Casillero del Diablo Carmenere contains 15% Cabernet Sauvignon in its makeup and saw 30% of the wine aged for 8 months in barrel. Aromas of spice box, plum, blueberry, and lavender are followed by a sweetly fruited wine with layered flavors and excellent concentration. This excellent value is meant for drinking over the next 4 years.
The 2007 Carmenere is an excellent introduction to this grape. Pleasant, ripe, and forward, it has plenty of blueberry and black raspberry flavors for casual quaffing over the next 2-3 years.
Concha y Toro produces a wide range of wines, and all of them are great! This Carmenere has dark, plummy fruit flavors enhanced by notes of mocha, oak, and spices.
Lots of fleshy plum and black cherry fruit, with pretty notes of vanilla, tobacco and lavender in the background. A good introduction to the grape. Drink now.