Great Summer of Rosé 2007: Casillero del Diablo Shiraz Rosé 2006

Welcome to the second of six reviews in our Great Summer of Rosé. The second is Casillero del Diablo Shiraz Rosé 2006.

Casillero del Diablo Shiraz Rosé 2006

Casillero del Diablo Shiraz Rosé is from Chile and in my mind it’s more of a crossover wine. Rather than being a classic rosé is tasted more like a “gentle red”. My tasting notes (yes, I took some! 😀 ) stated…

“…it tasted peppery, more red wine like, tasted better with/after food, less fruit than Pink Elephant.”

Yes, definitely in my book a wine with food rather than a pre-food glug. The pepperyness comes from the Shiraz grape which is also responsible for the fairly hefty alcohol content (for a rosé) of 13.5%.

Casillero del Diablo Shiraz Rosé 2006 back label

The cheesey Casillero del Diablo website tells us some “interesting” details about the wine.

Appellation:
Central Valley.

Vintage:
2006

Soil:
Colluvial.

Ageing:
Stainless steel tanks for 2 months.

Colour:
Bright and intense purple.

Nose:
Fruity aromas, specially wild blackberries and raspberries, as well as hints of spices.

Taste:
Fresh an easy to drink wine with good acidity and fruity flavours of blackberries and plums.

Enjoy with:
Red and white meat, desserts and also an excellent choice as an aperitif

Most make sense but purple wine??? Those crazy Chileans…

For about £6 a bottle (£5.69 per bottle for 6 currently) it’s one of the more expensive bottles and I’m not sure it’s worth that.

Casillero del Diablo Shiraz Rosé 2006

Grape: Shiraz
Alcohol: 13.5%
Guide Price: ~£6
I bought this wine at: Tesco’s (online)
ITs Food Rating: Three Stars

3 Stars

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4 Responses to Great Summer of Rosé 2007: Casillero del Diablo Shiraz Rosé 2006

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  4. Hannes Minkema says:

    Well, I am tasting this wine at the moment, and I’m sure it’s worth it. No, it’s not purple. It’s just a beautiful red rosé.

    Yes, it’s peppery. And fresh. And tasting of the promised raspberries and strawberries. It’s dry as a southern wind, and will indeed accompany many a good meal.

    Yet the price you pay is ridiculous. In The Netherlands, we pay only 4,50 euro, which is about 4 British pounds. If you buy 11, you get the 12th for free.

    Seems to me that wine is *much* more expensive in the UK and US than in The Netherlands. Don’t know why.

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