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 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 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…

Kor (Asmadan) Öküzgözü Boğazkere Reserve 2018

Points : 8,25/10 Price : 195 TL at Mensiz Mahzen (Osmanbey). Red fruits, sour cherry, cassis, grenade, sweet spices, pines and some smoky and balsamic notes. A strong but round full bodied wine, very elegant and complex with smooth smoky tannins. Acidity is high. It’s very well balanced. On the palate, you’ve got flavours of…

Küp Thia Boğazkere Öküzgözü 2019, recolt 2018

Points : 8/10 Price : 50 TL On the nose, blackberry, cherry, plum and some floral hints. Vibrant, fruit forward wine. Very tart with low tannins. On the palate, sour cherry, pomegranate, eucalyptus, clove and pine forest in the medium long finish. Easy drinking, good QPR. Cheap and quite enjoyable! It’s my second bottle of…

Yakut Kavaklidere 2018

Points : 5/10 Price : 61,90 TL. 37,90 TL for half a bottle (which I bought). You can find this wine almost everywhere in the country… I can imagine the face of many of my friends when they see this wine on my blog. Don’t laugh! I had to taste Yakut once in my life…