Over the summer I reviewed Sevilen’s W, a Sauvignon Blanc, which E, M, and I all really enjoyed so when I saw the Sevilen R at Carrefour I thought we had to try it. Sadly I did not like it nearly as much as I did the W.
Sevilen R is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot and I wonder if part of why I didn’t like this one could be attributed to that blend. I love Petit Verdot but I do not love Merlot (which we know) and it’s a rare that I find a Cabernet Franc that I like. My tastes aside though neither E nor M were super impressed with this one either.
Ruby red to rim with a nose of blueberry, cherry, spice, and roses Sevilen R started out on a promising foot. However the low tannins and an improperly balanced high level of acid were a let down that made it rather disappointing.
It wasn’t terrible and certainly went better with food than it was on its own. However for 40TL there are nicer wines out there. For a few extra TL you can get Gali’s gorgeous Bordeaux blend or Arda’s lovely, soft Cabernet Sauvignon.