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Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon
Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon
Concha y Toro

Style Heavy red New World Country Chile Price $12
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère
Website www.casillerodeldiablo.com

Overview Concha y Toro is the big boy of Chilean winemaking, with more bottles than we can keep track of and a distribution network that boggles the mind. While quality can vary, they’re perfectly capable of producing a good wine, as this bottle demonstrates. It tended to divide our blind tasters—you either love it or you hate it, apparently—but enough tasters loved it to include it among this year’s selections.

Nose It’s huge and intensely New World in style, with massive, jammy fruit, prune juice, and a hint of herbs.

Mouth Again, it’s definitely big: big tannins, big alcoholic punch, big fruit flavors. You certainly don’t have to worry about understatement.
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