After dipping my toe into beer reviews, I’m back in safe territory with this rather lovely Carménère from the M&S Classics range. This is No 27 in what I believe is around 30 or so signature wines, so plenty of bottles to find the one that hits the spot for you.
I have tried some of the thirty or so bottles, and on the whole, they have impressed me, especially at this price point, but can’t believe I haven’t reviewed any yet!. so let’s rectify that now and tell you what I think of this Chilean Carménère.
M&S Classics No 27 Carménère
Right then, here we go with the national flagship grape of Chile from one of their biggest wine regions the Rapel Valley. Pouring into the glass you could tell that this was going to be a rich wine and that’s what it ended up being. This wine has bags of flavour, sticking my nose in the glass there was lots of ripe blackberries, blackcurrant and a pronounced smokiness. On first sip, those dark fruits really come through along with a hint of stalky greenness and oak. Lots of chocolate, vanilla and liquorice and there’s a touch of earthiness at the finish but still leaving you with a somewhat soft feel in the mouth, and at 13.5% abv not too high in alcohol.
This was, in my view an excellent Carménère, and more than worthy of a repeat buy especially at £8.Like (1)