Chilean winemaker Don Melchor de Concha y Toro was terrified that strangers would get their dirty mits on some of the most treasured wines in his cellar. So he spread the rumour that the devil lived there – Casillero del Diablo, Cellar of the Devil!
Consistently regarded as one of the world’s great value for money Cabernets and often sits as one of the UK’s top selling Cabernet Sauvignons.
Top UK wine writer Matthew Jukes has recommended this wine in every year of his fifteen years as a wine critic and while we haven’t got time to pull out every newspaper clipping from way back here’s a snippet of what he’s said in recent times…
“The world’s finest value Cabernet Sauvignon”
“This world-famous wine gets better and better. Decant it and then let the cabernet delight your palate. Genius.”
“This is one of the true stalwart red wines on our shelves.”
The 2021 vintage is here and it’s caught the eye of Master of Wine Tim Atkin who scored it 90/100 and said “One of those mass-market wines that rarely, if ever, lets you down, this 26 million bottle blend from Chile’s biggest producer uses grapes from Maule, Rapel and the Maipo Valley. Subtly wooded, with classic blackcurrant pastille, mint and fresh herb flavours and a whisper of oak spices. Outstanding at the price.”
Medium to full bodied red, crammed with delicious cassis fruit, with flavoursome red meat dishes like steak or lamb and mature hard cheeses. Wicked.