The Date and Time: Monday, September 28, 2015 11AM to 2PM
The Event: A tasting and lunch with Marcelo Papa, Marques de Casa Concha and Casillero del Diablo (Concha y Toro) winemaker.
The Venue: Le Select
The Target Audience: wine writers
The Availability/Catalogue: some wines are here already, others will be here.
The Quote/Background: These units of Concha y Toro are moving towards a French influence and a Euro style, basically by using more French oak for that Euro elegance. We were all quite impressed with the newer style of wines. Marcelo took us through the basics of the Conch y Toro philosophy of viticulture and vinification as he led the tasting.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2013, LCBO +278416, $13.90 (2013 expected on Jan 23, 2016)
-Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Maipo, Vintages Essential +337238, $21.90 (2013 expected in Feb 2016)
-Marques de Casa Concha Pinot Noir 2013 Limari, +301424 $19.95 Nov. 14 Vintages
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Marques de Casa Concha Syrah 2012 Maipo, +19042 $19.95 Vintages November 28
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc 2014, +578641, $11.95 twist top
-Casillero del Diablo Carmenere Reserva 2013, +620666, $13.90
The Food: food was off the menu, and as I had to leave for another tasting, I grabbed a pepper steak and fries which went with all the reds.
The Downside: I had to leave early for another tasting.
The Upside: a chance to speak with Marcelo Papa again.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 89.