What I’m Drinking Tonight

A rather tasty and cheap wine from Chile

The Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Carmenere 2006
Carmenere is one of the original Bordeaux grapes which has in fact nearly completely disappeared from Bordeaux thanks to the philoxera problems that started in the 19th century, and it was only relatively recently re-discovered in Chile where it is thriving. A deep deep purple wine, this has soft tannins and loads of cherry and blueberry fruit with just a slight bite at the finish. For $9 it’s well worth the price.

3 Responses to “What I’m Drinking Tonight”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Ordinarily, I’m not a wine drinker but from your description I think I’ll look for a bottle at Armanetti’s tomorrow.

  2. Yeah, I also stumbled across one of those resurrected Chilean Carmenere’s recently, and fell in freaking love with the stuff — It’s almost like Bordeaux’s answer to Burgundy’s Pinot (which, being from Oregon, I adore).

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