Concha y Toro

Reserva Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon

8.62228 ratings
8.433 pro ratings
Central Valley, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

A spare from a shoot, I wasn’t expecting to actually enjoy a glass of this with the casserole made using the rest of the bottle - but enjoy it I certainly did.

This £5 Cab Sauv from Chilean behemoth Casillero del Diablo, of which some 20 million or so bottles are produced annually, is a bright, vibrant and well made red that provides intrigue and varietal typicity. Aromas of cranberry, macerated cherry, vine tomato and pinewood are followed by a saturated palate with slightly unripe tannins but good acidity. The finish of course fades promptly, but I have to take my hat off to this achievement.

A spare from a shoot, I wasn’t expecting to actually enjoy a glass of this with the casserole made using the rest of the bottle - but enjoy it I certainly did.

This £5 Cab Sauv from Chilean behemoth Casillero del Diablo, of which some 20 million or so bottles are produced annually, is a bright, vibrant and well made red that provides intrigue and varietal typicity. Aromas of cranberry, macerated cherry, vine tomato and pinewood are followed by a saturated palate with slightly unripe tannins but good acidity. The finish of course fades promptly, but I have to take my hat off to this achievement.

Mar 3rd, 2021
Jason Li

Decent wine. Nothing more you can ask for at this price point

Decent wine. Nothing more you can ask for at this price point

Mar 30th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.7

Half bottle in the room. Perfectly delightful.

Half bottle in the room. Perfectly delightful.

Jun 15th, 2019
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.0

Another aged gem found in the Ozarks. This one was at 7 years old. In excellent shape showing varietal character and refined tannins.

Another aged gem found in the Ozarks. This one was at 7 years old. In excellent shape showing varietal character and refined tannins.

May 27th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Even at a 225% markup, still the least expensive wine 🍷 on the menu! #spaghettiwine #drinkingcheap

Even at a 225% markup, still the least expensive wine 🍷 on the menu! #spaghettiwine #drinkingcheap

Nov 10th, 2017
Victor Charcan

Technically well made, sweet tannins (and sweet attack too), good fruit and length. Good for the price

Technically well made, sweet tannins (and sweet attack too), good fruit and length. Good for the price

13 people found it helpfulApr 5th, 2013
Karin Rudefelt

No complexity at all - just straight on cassis both in nose and flavor. But having said that, it's very easy to drink and works great with blue cheese (Saint Agur)

No complexity at all - just straight on cassis both in nose and flavor. But having said that, it's very easy to drink and works great with blue cheese (Saint Agur)

8 people found it helpfulSep 13th, 2014
Kristey Bohannon

Great for a cheap wine

Great for a cheap wine

7 people found it helpfulSep 11th, 2014
Antonio Bustamante

Not good. Casillero del Diablo insists on having a great marketing around its product, especially in Latin America, but the quality of this Cabernet Gran Reserva (FYI, a wine a few months old is *not* a gran reserva) is very low. Acidic, strange long aftertaste, eventually numbs you out and it becomes watery. Never again.

Not good. Casillero del Diablo insists on having a great marketing around its product, especially in Latin America, but the quality of this Cabernet Gran Reserva (FYI, a wine a few months old is *not* a gran reserva) is very low. Acidic, strange long aftertaste, eventually numbs you out and it becomes watery. Never again.

6 people found it helpfulNov 18th, 2014
Morgan Thompson

Deliciously fruity and expressive Cabernet for the price. I'm now very interested in Chilean Cabernets.

Deliciously fruity and expressive Cabernet for the price. I'm now very interested in Chilean Cabernets.

4 people found it helpfulMar 17th, 2015