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Casillero del Diablo, Sauvignon Blanc

When it comes to sauvignon blanc, I tend to gravitate toward two regions — New Zealand and Chile. Both tend to produce very bold, tropical sauvignon blanc.

And when it comes to value, Chilean sauvignon blanc is hard to beat.

The designation on this one from Casillero del Diablo is just Chile, meaning the grapes could come from different parts of Chile and it doesn’t have one specific appellation. This isn’t uncommon for bargain-priced wines that are produced in large quantities. Nonetheless, Concha y Toro put out a good product in this one.

The aromas are intense on this wine, delivering fresh cut grass, grapefruit, melon and wet stone fragrances. The palate is equally intense, with loads of grapefruit, granny smith apple and gooseberry flavors. It’s quite tart with acidity that’s through the roof. The mouthfeel is decent. It finishes with tangy citrus and salt flavors.

If you like a sauvignon blanc that’s unapologetically intense, you’ll dig this one.

Wine: Concha y Toro, Casillero del Diablo, Sauvignon Blanc
Variety: Sauvignon blanc
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol: 13%
Rating: 86
Price: $10.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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