Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Reserva Chardonnay 2015

Pale gold/lemon yellow color; citrus, pineapple on the nose; pear, apple on the palate.

Juicy, clean, cutting acidity, some vanilla and light oak—30% of the press is fermented in French oak and aged eight months on the lees; remainder is fermented in stainless steel.

Simple, very serviceable wine; there are no flaws and it is good value from Chile’s largest, best-known maker. Works as casual summer sipper, second bottle, and with value-focused meal.

Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro founded the winery in 1883. When he saw that some of this best wines disappeared from the cellar a few years later, Don Melchor decided to put an end to thefts by creating the story that the devil lived in the cellar. The Casillero del Diablo rumor spread. Some claimed to have actually seen diablo (the devil). The thefts stopped. Today, the legend lives on more as a marketing ploy than a play to frighten would-bed cellar robbers. $9-12

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Second, third photos: Concha y Toro cellar, winery

Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Reserva Chardonnay 2015
Concha y Torro cellar
Concha y Toro winery