Pamukkale Artı Cabernet Franc 2019

125 TL at Mensis Mahzen The only labels I drink made by Pamukkale winery are Artı and Nodus. The rest is not for me. I loved all the Artı I tried so far but among the Nodus line I prefer the whites. As some of you know, Pamukkale winery is one the biggest in Turkey,…

Perdix Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot 2017

Points : 8/10 Price : 290 TL at Mensis Mahzen This is by far the most expansive wine made by Urla based Perdix winery. First, the nose : very aromatic, rich but with freshness. I detected ripe strawberry, blackberry jam, dried fruit and earthy aromas. Very promising. On the palate, it’s medium bodied, tannins are…

Prodom Syrah Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc 2015

Points : 8,25/10 Price : 97,50 from Eylem Şarap Kurt Premium This wine has rested in french oak barrels for 14 months. Limited filtration. I love the deep purple colour of this wine. It has aromas of black and red fruits and black pepper. It’s fruity, even kind of sweet with firm tannins, a beautiful…

Yedi Bilgeler Solon Attica Cabernet Franc 2019

Points : 8,,25/10 Price : 99TL at Mensis Mahzen Intense aromas of mulberry, black cherry, fresh plum and spices. Vibrant, youthful, medium bodied wine with high acidity and firm tannins. Mouth filling with dark red fruits, forest floor and a luscious spiciness with a floral hint in the end. Too young of course but very…

Gürbüz Cabernet Franc 2018

Points : 8,5/10 Price : 390 TL at Mürver restaurant 150 TL at Eylem Kurt Şarap Premium Sold out at the winery I had heard about this wine for a while but a dinner last Friday at Mürver restaurant in Karaköy, Istanbul, was the perfect occasion to taste it. This wine rested 13 months in…

Paşaeli K 2 2016

Points : 8,5/10 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot. 119 TL at Carrefour SA Fulya (Beşiktaş) On the nose, plum, cassis, blackberry, underwood, violet. Firm tannins, well integrated oak and a kind of zesty acidity. On the palate, black cherry, blackberry, violet and toffee. I really like the long caramelised finish. A very enjoyable…