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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Concha y Toro Casillero Del Diablo Carmenere 2010
Concha y Toro Casillero Del Diablo Carmenere 2010
(search item no. 108721)
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

85% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah.

The color is a dark and deep crimson red, while the bouquet displays notes of dark plums and chocolate with hints of coffee and toasty American oak. On th the palate are flavors of dark plums and spice, generously framed by toasty American oak with a soft and well structured mouthfilling texture.

Enjoy Casillero del Diablo Carmenere with meats, ripe cheese and pasta.

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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.


Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    McLaren Vale    Australia   
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d'Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2008
d'Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2008
(search item no. 105930)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The mineral silky tannins build nicely on the palate and provide good structure and impressive length. This wine will benefit from bottle age and if cellared correctly will drink well over the next 15 years.

Blend: Shiraz 94%, Viognier 6%.

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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.