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…

My favourite Turkish red wines in 2018

It’s not easy to choose among such a big quantity of quality Turkish wines to close this wonderful year. Although I’ve finally decided to give points which is incredibly presumptuous of me as I’m absolutely not a professional, there will be no rating or order in this list. Just some words to express what I…

Chamlija Viognier 2016

Points : 8/10 Price : 90 TL This 2016 vintage is classy and elegant as a Viognier should be. The nose has white flower, apricot, quince and bergamot aromas. It doesn’t show its potential at once so make sure to drink it not too cold. Even if the amount of alcohol is high, 14,5%, you…

Chamlija Papaskarası Cabernet 2014 :

Points : 7,5/10 Price : Around 70 TL at Suvla boutique in Kanyon Papaskarası 50%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25% On the nose, black fruits, sour cherry, earthy tones, leather and sweet spices On the palate, black fruits (plum, blackberry, black raspberry), liquorice and pepper. It’s very well balanced. It has a good acidity,…

Chamlija Caladoc 2013

Points : 7,5/10 Price : 75 TL at the winery but around 90 TL in shops like La Cave in Cihangir Strong grape created by crossing Grenache and Malbec. Caladoc is not allowed for AOC wines in France. You will find it in small appellations in southwest France. In Turkey Chamlija is the only winemaker…

Chamlija Müteşekkir Pinot Noir 2015

Points : 6,5/10 Price : 39,90 TL Müteşekkir means in Turkish “grateful”. Well, I think we can be grateful to Chamlija winery for making such a unique and characterful Pinot Noir at such a good price (39,90 TL). It has a quite complexed nose with aromas of blackberry, black cherry, prune and cloves. On the…