CONCHA Y TORO CASILLERO DEL DIABLO CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2008
13.6% alcohol. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carmenere. 70% of the wine is aged in American oak for six to eight months. 30% is aged in stainless steel for 8 months. From Chile.
Medium red color with black currant, dustiness and plum on the nose. Vanilla oak, plum, and black fruit. Somewhat disjointed and simple in its approach. The finish is out of balance and has a sharp bite from the alcohol.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This effort doesn't quite come together. Given how nice the 2008 Carmenere tasted I would have to fault the Cabernet grapes in this wine. This is an average to below average wine that retails for around $11. There are better options in this price range.