It’s definitely ubiquitous, you see it everywhere. Supermarkets, liquor stores, wine shops. So the question is… how is it to drink?
In the marketplace you will find a variety of selections from this long time Chilean brand. For over a hundred years Casillero del Toro has been producing products for the Chilean marketplace and more recently for the world market.
Casillero del Diablo (The Devil’s Cellar) has a comprehensive selection of Reds and Whites. The brand has a Reserva Privada Collection, a Reserva Collection (with twelve varieties, both Reds and Whites) and a Brut Selection (Brut Reserva Sparkling Wine made from Chardonnay grapes).
The Casillero del Diablo Wines are sourced from a variety of Chilean Valleys. They reflect the unique Chilean climates and zones. With input from the South Pacific Ocean, rugged terrains and a variety of altitudes, each of the wines has a character of its own.
The 2011 Carmenere is a bold Red, with a strong chocolate and coffee front, followed by berries on the finish. This is a wine designed to go with a hearty meal, but will be equally good as a late evening cheese accompaniment.
The wine is found (again ubiquitous) at almost every wine vendor, so it is not difficult to search out. It will retail for under $15.00, and at that price, is a very nice buy.
If you are looking for a Red with a bold character, this is one to try.
Have a winederful day!