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Casillero del Diablo 2006

Casillero del Diablo 2006
Concha y Toro
Chile

Casillero del Diablo means “Devil’s cellar”, and it is the brand of family winery Concha y Toro which is very well known to Croatian wine enthusiasts. A blend of two strong black varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah gave a wine very rich with tannins and suitable for aging. Although we already wrote about this brand of Limun.hr, we will repeat the interesting story related to the origin of the Casillero del Diablo’s name. According to an old legend, in the 19th century, the winery’s founder, Don Melchor, discovered that his workers on the estate secretly drink his best wine. In order to put an end to this, Don Melchor spread the rumor that his dark deep cellar is in fact the Devil's cellar. After a while, nobody dared going into it. The legend lives on, and Casillero del Diablo is today present in more than 100 countries around the world.

The result of 2006 harvest is a full, potent wine with lots of extract. Its aroma reveals fruitiness: plums and currant with traces of black chocolate, all accompanied with spicy notes of carob and cloves with a hint of white pepper. Wine is concentrated on the palate, technically perfected without any edges. The dense, lively taste on the palate is very intensive and quite warm. Namely, the wine is heated by almost 14 percent of alcohol by volume you will feel on the end of the sip. The tannins are nicely felt, although they seem tamed and mildly puckering. The aftertaste is lingering. We also point out the excellent price to quality ratio.

Best paired with: steaks, barbecue, game, pasta and lasagna with rich, spicy sauces, ripe cheese.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Price: HRK 60

Source: Gastro.hr