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Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo Carmenere 2016 – Sensual and Silky as a Velvet Glove

Casillero del Diablo Carmenere, Wine Casual

Concha Y Toro, Casillero del Diablo Carmenere 2016, Central Valley, Chile

Tasting Note: A carmenere that is sensual and silky as a velvet glove stored in a handmade, cedar case.

Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, black currant, cedar, cinnamon baking spice, blackberry preserves, bramble and violet.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied carmenere presents medium-plus-intensity black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by supple, ripe medium-plus tannin.

There are subtle hints of green pepper leaf that are characteristic of Chilean carmenere, but that enhance rather than distract from the flavor profile providing a counterbalance to the tannin structure.

The wine has mid-palate complexity along with flavors of leather, tobacco and earth.

Chill for one hour in your refrigerator to present the carmenere at its best.

Bottle Note: Winemaker’s Note – Chocolate, coffee and spice combine with raspberries and blackberries in this carmenere, Chile’s very own grape. Food Match – Perfect for tasty winter stews or grilled summer barbeques.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $11
Alcohol: 13.5%
Importer: Excelsior Wine Company, Old Brookville, New York
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: June 18, 2018

This wine was submitted for review.

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