Region: Central Valley, Chile
Color: Like Richie Blackmore early in his career: Deep Purple. Good legs too.
Nose: Blackberry jam, black currant with a slight mustiness. Oak perhaps?
On the palate: shockingly light. Could there be a touch of Grenache in the mix? That same mustiness detected in the nose comes up in the palate, but takes the form of a pleasant tannic dryness.
Finish: Light, sweet finish. Lingers in the cheeks like a well-made lollipop.
Parting words: Not like a New World Shiraz hardly at all. It’s closer to a fine Rhone wine, maybe a Chateauneuf-de-pape or a more generic
cote-de-rhone. Worth picking up, even if a later vintage.
2 thoughts on “Casillero del Diablo Reserva Shiraz”
For your local readers, could you include where you found the wine (if you remember)?
Hmmmm, I don’t really remember this one, the review was in the bag for a few weeks. The brand is pretty widely available, though