Concha y Toro are one of the world’s biggest and most recognisable wine brands. Connoisseurs may turn up their noses at this – but they produce a great range of good quality, good value wines. The story behind Casillero del Diablo began over 120 years ago. The founder of Concha y Toro, Don Melchor stored batches of his best wines in an underground cellar. When he noticed that bottles had been stolen, he spread a rumour amongst the locals that a devil lived in his cellar.
Tasting notes: Pale lemon colour with golden reflections. Had a slightly richer, nutty aroma. Notes of peach and pineapple. A hint of vanilla, but not discernibly oaked. Balanced acidity. A little length of finish and a little complexity, more so than previous years.
Region of Origin – Limari Valley
Wine Colour – White
Price – £8 (Tesco) (but £6 at the moment)
Where do I get it from? – Tesco, widely available
Current Vintage – 2019
Type of Closure – Screw Top
Bottle size – 750ml
Grape – 100% Chardonnay
Country – Chile
Verdict – Good wine for the money
Food Pairings: Would go well with chicken, but would also work well on its own.