May, 2009 browsing by month


Casillero del Diablo Shiraz

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Vintage: 2007
Type: Shiraz
Country: Chile

Casillero del Diablo is a safe wine. Reasonably cheap (though the Cabernet is now quite expensive now that it has been recognised), this winery is reliable to produce a decent wine. The shiraz follows this trend, good flavour, good colour and good taste. I recommend it if you can find it for a good price.

Also the crest is pretty cool.

El Bosque

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Vintage: 2006
Type: Carmenere
Country: Chile – Casablanca

I quite liked this wine. A straight Carmenere is a bit odd, but it worked quite well. Recommended.

Montgras Reserva

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Vintage: 2006
Type: Merlot
Country: Chile – Colchagua Valley

Nice Merlot with good flavour and taste.


Friday, May 15th, 2009

Vintage: 2001
Type: Cabernet Merlot
Country: New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay

This is a non-review as the bottle that I tried was corked. It promised to be good…


Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Vintage: 2001
Type: Barolo
Country: Italy

An excellent strong Barolo. Great colour and fragrance, quite a bold flavour. Perfect with a steak (I wouldn’t drink this on itself).