2009 Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Reserva Privada
|This is a nicely balanced, Cabernet dominated red blend from Chile’s Maipo Valley and like most wines from this area, this one is an amazing value for only $10.99 at Costco.|
The mix is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah, and the play between the two grapes is really well executed. The Cabernet brings juicy cherry flavors on the palate that slide into more of a blackberry flavor on the close. Nicesoft tannins feel great in the mouth and just juicy all around.
It took a good 30 minutes in the glass to begin to develop some of these characteristics but you’d be hard pressed to find many bottles this enjoyable in this price range. So an easy pick for our Value List and an overall very nice wine.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 Points