There are 2 user submitted reviews for this wine.
Darlene Myers CAPS Sommelier
rated this wine as 88/100
with the following review:
The world is rejoicing that Carmenere has been re-discovered. It has basically disappeared from Bordeaux, where it was used mostly for blending. In Chile it has the starring role. And this wine is so easy to drink. Aromas of ripe berry fruits with a hint of coffee and oak, this flavorful wine with it's soft round tannins, would also be very food friendly. Dark fruits and spice on the palate make it a perfect wine for burgers, steak and beef stews.
Reverse Wine Snob
reviewed this wine as follows:
Here at the Reverse Wine Snob, we usually open a bottle of wine at dinnertime, but most of that wine is actually consumed apart from food, usually after dinner. Given this we're not overly concerned about food pairings. And when we are, we usually determine the food first, and then choose a wine to go with it. Every once in awhile though, we taste a wine and think "This would be so good with..." This is one of those times. And what we have here is a great steak wine.
The Casillero del Diablo Carménère has some nice berry notes, is fairly smooth, and has a bit of coffee on the finish. It opened up quite nicely on day 2, so give this one some time to breathe.
Taste Rating: 7
Value (Cost) Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3
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Casillero Del Diablo Reserva Carmenere 2007, Rapel Valley, Chile: Laced with dark chocolate, coffee and mocha up front with black raspberries and purple plums on the palate. Lip-smacking delicious! Hamurgers never had it so good. 620666 13.50% 750 mL $12.95 Score: 86/100. March 24, 2009 Full Review