Casillero del Diablo Carmenere
Carmenere is the signature grape grape of Chile, originally a blending grape used in small volumes in French Bordeaux - and was mistaken for Merlot for over a hundred years in Chile until discovered by DNA testing in 1994. It is a dark and slow ripening grape, but with lots of sunlight and a warm summer produces full bodied and satisfying plump meaty wines.
Casillero del Diablo translates loosely to 'the devil's cellar' and creates wines of terrific value from the producer Concha Y Toro, and has been described in North America as producing the best value for money wines in the world.
The 'Reserva' of the Casillero del Diablo wine range, the Carmenere has a distinctive Chilean nose of burnt toffee, gunsmoke and campfire. On the palate full of juicy warming blackberry, bramble, coffee and spice. Definitely one for a fat sirloin steak on the barbeque.
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