Friday night and had a taste for a Chilean wine so I picked up a couple Carménère. This first I chose was the 2017 Espino Carménère Reserva Especial by William Fèvre. A blend of 85% Carménère, 13% Malbec and 2% Syrah. You may know the name William Fèvre from Burgundy. William wanted to try and find another area for growing Chardonnay and went to Chile and saw the locals using the benches and he wanted something with more elevation so got land closer to the mountains. Here he is producing wonderful Chardonnay, Carménère and many other wines.
On the nose there is black plum, raspberry, cherry, smoked bell pepper, vanilla, hibiscus and some smokey notes.
On the palate there is green bell pepper, strawberry, raspberry, menthol, green peppercorn, spice and sandlewood.
This wine is medium to full bodied with medium to + acidity and medium + mouthcoating grippy tannins that leads into a pleasing long rich tannin finish. Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 6 days ago
Loved it for the price! Good flavor and a little bite just like I love. Would def buy again. — 25 days ago
S really liked this one. — 20 days ago
Lots of tobacco, ripe red berries an pepper on the nose and palate. Amazing with wild boar steaks — 6 days ago
Surpresa agradável em Ouro Preto! — 5 days ago
Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of dried black and red fruit, dried black plum, red plum, dried cherry, dried herbs, dried potpourri, sweet baking spices; dry, medium acid, medium tannins (very smooth), medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; delicious complex flavors and aromas of dried fruit and herbs, very well balanced and integrated, outstanding, quite a surprise — 10 days ago
Mild, a little sweeter than I prefer, but I think it pairs well with a nice rare steak hot off the grill. A pretty good wine at a great price. — 7 days ago
Bm. Tm+. Am. Fm. 12m — 16 days ago
acidez tranqui...no muy seco....
esta ok... pero no wow — 25 days ago