Origin: Valle Central, Chile, Viña Concha y Toro
Taste guide: Full bodied, black cherry and plum fruit flavours, spice and pepper notes, part oaked
75cl - 13.5% - screwcap
Malbec is better known over The Andes in Argentina, but also produces superb wines in Chile, especially when made by Concha y Toro under their Casillero del Diablo label.
Warm days followed by cooler nights provided near perfect growing conditions, resulting in this rich and smooth wine with dominant fruit flavours. Following fermentation, 60% of the wine was aged in American oak for 8 months, before back blending to produce the final wine.
Deep garnet red in colour, with purple tints, the nose has aromas of black cherry and dark stoned fruits. This follows through to the palate where the fruit flavours are embellished with hints of black pepper and vanilla spice. The finish is long and satisfying.
Although Casillero del Diablo wines are available almost everywhere this is a rarely seen varietal - you won't find this in supermarkets or High Street chains. Whjere found, sells for at least £8.00 and often more.
Binendwines' price is just £6.25.