Concha y Toro ‘Casillero del Diablo’ ‘Reserva’ Carmenere 2012

Other Red from Chile
Review Date : 21-Feb-2014
Fruit from the Rapel Valley, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in American oak barrels. Dark black-red, near impenetrable, with youthful purple hues. The nose is tightly packed with intense aromas of ripe black berry and blackcurrant fruit with subtle herbal elements entwined. This is fresh with a restrained firmness to the expression on bouquet. Medium-full bodied, full, deep, but rounded flavours of blackcurrants, dark plums and soft herbs are harmoniously combined. There is good tannin and structural support which allows the sweetness and lusciousness of the fruit to come to the fore. Excellent acid poise enhances the fruit, and the palate follows a fine, grainy line, drive, by some alcohol power to a long, sustained finish. This is a lusciously fruited, soft Carmenere with fine supple structure. Match with lamb, beef, venison and hard cheeses over the next 4-5+ years. 17.5-/20 Feb 2014 RRP $15.99

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