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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Reserva Privada 2008
Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Reserva Privada 2008
(search item no. 106766)

PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red colour with violet hues. The flavors that typify a Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo Valley are clearly present in the beginning, such as the fresh cassis, plums and certain cherry flavors. The complexity increases thanks to the Syrah with its leather and pepper hints that add a distinguishing character. The barrel notes are elegantly expressed with the coffee and graphite. All of these are perfectly integrated and balanced.

The presence of the fruit is remarkable thanks to the lively acidity, allowing notes of blackberries, cassis and figs to flourish. The tannins are strong but thanks to the barrel aging they end being round and long. The end palate is complex with flavors of the barrels like brown sugar and spices.

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About Vina Concha y Toro:

Founded in 1883, Viña Concha y Toro is Latin America’s leading producer and occupies an outstanding position among the world’s most important wine companies, currently exporting to 135 countries worldwide. Uniquely, it owns around 9,500 hectares of prime vineyards, which allows the company to secure the highest quality grapes for its wine production. Concha y Toro’s portfolio includes a wide range of successful brands at every price point, from the top of the range Don Melchor and Almaviva to the flagship brand Casillero del Diablo and innovative stand-alone brands such as Palo Alto and Maycas del Limarí. The company has 3,162 employees and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.