Casillero del Diablo was awarded 90 points by the recognised US critic James Suckling, in a ‘historic recognition’ for the group.
It’s Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva picked up the recognition.
Suckling described the wine as “a pretty and delicious cabernet sauvignon with currants, berries, and dark chocolate. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a crisp finish. A go-to cabernet that always pleases.”
Suckling has more than 30 years of experience writing about different wines around the world, and the former editor at The Wine Spectator is considered one of the most influential global wine critics.
Casillero del Diablo’s winemaker, Marcio Ramírez, said the news is especially welcoming as the wine is its most famous and beloved Cabernet.
“Without a doubt, it is an enormous acknowledgment of the great work carried out over the decades, in which we have always been focused on finding the best quality in our wines,” he said.
Technical director for Concha y Torro, Marcelo Papa, added, “We have the privilege of offering this Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 in the more than 145 countries where we can be found today, which is why we feel truly happy that our customers can enjoy this awarded wine around the world”.
The Casillero del Diablo Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon was originally launched in Chile in the min 1960s and has since become the brand’s principle wine.
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