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Casillero del Diablo – Malbec

Written by eleanor on October 7th, 2009

Vintage: 2008
Type: Malbec
Country: Chile

Malbec is a grape that I only approach when I’m feeling particularly gutsy or confident, so maybe the timing was just a bit off today. This Malbec offers up an amazing bouquet after swirling it around just a tiny touch. It tastes of various berries, is strongly oaked and offers up a vanilla-like finish. This wine should always be paired with food, as it would be too bold on its own. I wondered why this wine is so bold – it is probably because of the lack of rain and low altitude at which the grapes are grown in Chile. I reckon this will pair well with a rare and lightly seasoned steak.

 

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