Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Concha y Toro, Casillero del Diablo Carmenere'04, Rapel Valley, Chile

A wonderful Carmenere from chile, very fruity with delicious soft tannins.

Technical Data:85% Carménère, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah. The grapes are hand and mechanically harvested. 70% of the wine is aged in American oak for 8 months, 30% is aged in stainless steel for 8 months.

Description:Dark and deep crimson red color. Luscious fruit aromas such as, plums and blueberry, also a touch of chocolate with hints of coffee and toasty oak. On the palate, notes of dark plums and spice, generously framed by toasty oak with a soft and well structured mouthfilling texture, it's almost velvety on the tongue with very supple tannins.

Food Pairing & Service:Excellent with fresh light dishes based in meats, vegetables and fresh herbs. Also a good accompaniment to ripe cheeses such as Gouda, Gruyere or a dry goat cheese.

Score:8/10 Great Value

Suggested Retail Price:$9.49

Awards:87 pts Wine & Spirit Magazine, Winter'05 issue

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