Sunday, August 16, 2009

Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Carmenère 2007

I love the sound of this varietal - Carmenère - it just rolls off your tongue and sounds like something absolutely luscious! I remember really liking this particular Chilean wine when I've had it in the past, but I do have to admit that while I was tasting this wine, I wasn't concentrating on it completely because there were so many people around and I kept getting distracted by all of the conversations.

But I did notice a very satisfying bitterness on the FRONT and sides of my tongue, which is interesting because the front part of your tongue is supposed to be the part that recognizes sweet tastes (that's apparently why humans like to lick lollipops so much). I was surprised that I thought the bitterness bordering on pleasant - before I became a wine belly, I really didn't like wine because I thought it had a bitter aftertaste. But, this very satisfying bitterness followed a flavorful experience - not very fruity, probably more like what wine experts would describe as chocolate flavors (it had hints of what I imagine chocolate probably would taste like if it weren't sweet at all).

I wish I could remember more, but I have to admit that I wasn't a very good note-taker in the middle of TC's graduation party! I'll have to try this wine again- this is an underwhelming journal entry!

BTW - Robert Parker rated this wine at 85 points!


Anna said...

This is one of my favorite wines!

Sassy Wine Belly said...

Me too!