Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay 2012
Nose is characterized by green apple and vanilla. Good acid balance and good amount of extract. Not as big as the 2011. My rating -- 88.
The 2009 has subdued citrus fruit but is still fairly rich and sappy.Nice acid balance and good color. My rating -- 86.
A very decent, correct wine - in the varietal sense. Nice apple, peach and pear notes with light oak. Recommended to the neophyte for an introduction to Chardonnay as it should be in the quotidian sense.
This Chardonnay was tasted at six years old and was amazingly young tasting. It's fruit is doing well and has a lemon, toast and honey character. Nice wine for the money. My rating-- 88. Over the hill now--Nov 2014. Don't bother.
Tropical, cremy fruit aromas. This full-bodied chard has melon, hazelnut and woody notes. Moderately acid and leaves a long crispy finish.
Mild acid with a hint of toastyness. Brighter wine with a tang. Not very creamy
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay
Muscular, with toasty oak and ripe melon flavors, as well as firm acidity. Has more impact than most Chilean whites.
In the 19th century, the founder of the winery spread the rumor that his deepest cellar was the Casillero del Diablo (Cellar of the Devil) to keep his workers from sampling his greatest wines. Today, the cellar still holds the finest wines of Concho y Toro and this is a prime example of their high standards.
Nice intensity of flavor, with ripe pear, apple and citrus notes and a crisp finish. vibrant and juicy. Drink now.
Well made in a popular style, blending citrus flavors and oak tones. The finish is balanced between fruit-cocktail sweetness and a drier, creamy mineral flavor.
Gears up with basic aromas of apple and tropical fruit. The palate is round and a little syrupy in feel, with candied, sweet flavors of melon and banana. Has the weight and sweetness to offer mass appeal.
Nice weight to the juicy pear fruit here, with pie crust and floral notes adding nuance to the crunchy finish. Drink now.
Bright and minerally, with floral, flint and green apple notes that stay lively through the finish. Nice, unadorned style. Drink now.