Sunday, February 23, 2014
2011 Casillero del Diablo Carmenere from Chile
What a neat wine from Chile and inexpensive around $10 this Carmenere from Casillero del Diablo and Marcello Papa winemaker. A wine in my opinion with a nice bouquet, excellent fruit and soft on the finish.
The nose is full of raspberry, blackberry and plum fruit highlighted by mocha, black pepper, toasty oak and cocoa.
The mouth again is full of dark fruit with dark plum, blackberry, dark cherry and raspberry. A generous spicy currant and finishing with a nice oak accent. Soft for a wine with an emphasis on dark rich fruit. A coworker brought me some deer sticks and this wine was a good match. Enjoyable.
Casillero del Diablo is a nice example of inexpensive wines which you may enjoy.