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…

Eskibağlar Öküzgözü Rezerv 2016

Points : 8,25/10 Price : 114 TL at Mensis Mahzen My first wine by Eskibağlar, an Anatolian winery from Elazığ, Öküzgözü’s home. This reserve vintage is aged in oak barrels for 12 months. The vineyard is on an altitude of 1400 meters. The grapes are hand-crafted. Nose : Dark cherry, ripe plum, blackberry, dried fruits,…

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…

Garova Öküzgözü Zinfandel 2017

Points : 8,25/10 Price : 75 TL Those vineyards have been revitalised by Mehmet Vuran 15 years ago. Born and raised among them, he went to Bursa to study agricultural engineering. An accident made him come back to the family business. They used local grapes as table grapes but Mehmet Bey changed this activity and…

Kocabağ Öküzgözü 2018

Points : 8,5/10 Price : 101 TL at Macro Center Very aromatic and fruity. Cassis, cherry marmalade, eucalyptus and black pepper. Medium bodied, soft tannins, lots of fruits, high acidity. Very well balanced. Reminds me of a very good Gamay. On the palate, raspberry, pomegranate, prune, dried apricot and violet in the medium long finish….

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…