The Casillero del Diablo is made by the renowned, Chilean winery Concha y Toro. The Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is one of the best qualities of wine in this portfolio. It is very popular and the best thing is that it is very affordable. It retails at about 1,100 Kshs in Kenya.
On the nose I could smell coffee and black currant. This wine is medium bodied. I mentioned here that the merlot was my favorite from this series but this one also has its own characters that you will love. It has a slightly tannic taste at the end.
Chilean Cabernets tend to be less fruity, more herbal and with lighter body than American versions of the grape. This is a good example of the type, but there is not enough complexity or dimension to counter that wild, herbal tang. The wine would be great with fatty meat because the fat would neutralise the tannicity of the wines.
Red and intense red ruby colour. Gorgeous and lovely aromas of bright cherry, blackcurrant and dark plum with toasted oak. Taste is medium bodied with silky tannins and long, ripe fruit and berry aftertaste, with impressive balance of fruit and polished tannins.
The wine goes well with spicy dishes and ripe cheeses such as Gruyere or blue cheese. You could also use this guide when you buy the wine.
You can get the wine at any Nakumatt, Chandarana and Uchumi supermarkets. The wine is distributed by Viva Global Ltd. You could also take advantage of the Hallowine offer at the following restaurants. The wine will be going for discounted prices.
- Pampa Churascaria
- Fairmont: The Norfolk
- Fogo Gaucho
- Emerald Garden
- Hitlon Hotel
- Sarova Hotels.