Arda Shiraz 2018

Points : 7,25/10 Price : 65 TL On the nose : Red plum, blueberry, tobacco, green pepper and lavender. Full bodied with strong tannins and quite high sensation of alcohol. 8-12 months in french and American oak No filtration On the palate : Blueberry, blackberry, tobacco leaf, cured meat. Not totally convinced by this one….

Arda Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Points : 8,25/10 Price : 70 TL at Vinus wine shop On the nose, black fruits, liquorice, vanilla and red pepper. Medium bodied, chewy soft tannins. Medium high acidity, velvety structure. On the palate, Chocolate, black cherry, blackberry, cassis, liquorice, caramel and violet in the medium long finish. A very good surprise! Pleasant and cheap…

Arda Rezerv Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

Points 8/10 Price : 135 TL at La Cave On the nose, black forest fruits, chocolate, cloves, pine resin and a bit of smoke. Mild tannins, aromatic, very fresh, complex, velvety. Hand picked, unfiltered, 18 months aged in barrels. On the palate, black fruits, vanilla and mocha. Black pepper and cocoa in the long finish….

Arda Rezerv Merlot 2012

Points : 8,25/10 Price : 120 TL at La Cave Cherry, red plum, blueberry, toffee, baking spices on the nose. Medium bodied, velvety, fruity, integrated soft tannin structure, very well balanced. On the palate, black cherry jam, black cherry, blueberry. Also cedar, fruit cake, chocolate and vanilla. Long finish. Very good wine as Arda usually…

Arda Rezerv Shiraz 2016

Points : 7,5/10 Price : 100 TL On the nose, black fruit, sweet tobacco smoke and black pepper aromas. Medium full bodied, high acidity, high alcohol but very well balanced. Needs some time to get rid of astringent feeling. On the palate, prune, blueberry, blackberry jam, baking spices, milk chocolate and vanilla. Medium long finish….

My favourite Turkish white (and rosé) wines in 2018

After my 10 favourite reds, I had to share with you my 10 favourite white and rosé wines in 2018. As for the reds, no rating or order here. Just a few words to express my feeling while drinking those wines. To get more information and a full description, use the search engine! HAPPY NEW…