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 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%.
The cheesey Casillero del Diablo website tells us some “interesting” details about the wine.
Stainless steel tanks for 2 months.
Bright and intense purple.
Fruity aromas, specially wild blackberries and raspberries, as well as hints of spices.
Fresh an easy to drink wine with good acidity and fruity flavours of blackberries and plums.
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