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 mono cépage can be rough, especially when it’s still in a young age. That’s why it’s often blended with Öküzgözü.

Not this one!

Originally from Anatolia this Boğazkere is cultivated at Doluca’s vineyards in the Denizli region.

On the nose it’s fruity with aromas of cherry, raspberry, blackberry, dried fruits and cloves.

The palate is very concentrated and powerful but surprisingly it has quite round tannins.

Low yields assure this concentration.

It has been aged in French and American oak for 9 months.

It has lovely flavours of raspberry, cranberry and strawberry, some notes of chocolate and smoke.

The finish is persistent and slightly floral.

It’s so rare to find such a “delicate” yet powerful Boğazkere.

It’s one of the best I’ve tried in many years. 8,75/10

Thank you Doluca winery for having me tasting these wines!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Ralph Bechara says:

    “Diesel Burner”…

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