Doluca Tuğra Boğazkere 2017

I have no idea who’s selling this one in Germany. None of the big sellers I know… For those who don’t know, the name of this Turkish red grape “Boğazkere” means “throat burner”… but fear not! This bottle is a great example of what this grape can give in expert hands. Boğazkere alone as a…

Doluca Tuğra Öküzgözü 2018

17,55€ in Germany The Tuğra was a special signature of the Ottoman administration and it’s also the name of the upper series of Doluca wines. We’ll taste the öküzgözü today. As some of you already know, this Turkish red grape is a large and rather dark berry looking like a Bull’s eye, hence the name….

Doluca Karma Chardonnay Narince 2018

16€ in Germany I had heard about the Karma line made by Doluca.I have to admit I don’t trust a lot the big wine companies.This wine is a big surprise! A very good one.There are a lot of blends made of Chardonnay and Narince, two white varieties, a French one and a Turkish one. They’re…

Doluca Karma Shiraz Boğazkere 2017

16€ in Germany Around 20 years ago Doluca winery created the Karma line to show how well Turkish and international varieties could blend. We will see two of them. Today we’re tasting the Shiraz Boğazkere. The Shiraz grapes come from specific vineyards in the Denizli region while the Boğazkere has been grown in Diyarbakir in…

Diren Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

10,79€ from Şarap online Rested in steel tanks, this Turkish Cabernet Sauvignon has 14 degrees of alcohol which is not that much for Turkish standards. The grape here comes from the Denizli region. It’s a rather warm climate so I was not surprised to smell some jammy black cherry aromas as well as black currant…

Diren Collection Öküzgözü Boğazkere 2019

Bought from Şarap online Diren winery was founded in 1958 and, at that time, it really was a pioneer in the Turkish wine industry. They are based in Tokat, Turkish white grape Narince’s home. They have a very large portfolio with different brands like the Karmen wines or the Diren collection. Those two are the…