Paşaeli Çal Karası Karaların beyazı 2019 (Blanc de noirs)

Points : 8,25/10 Price : 115 TL at Santé Wine and more Light salmon colour like a rosé Gris de gris. On the nose, cherry, strawberry, white peach, white flowers and rose aromas with some candy notes. Slightly oily, light tannins, medium high acidity. The grapes were kept “sur lie” for 3 months in stainless…

Paşaeli blush çalkarası 2019

Points : 8,5/10 Price : 79 TL from Mensis Mahzen I had tried the 2017 two years ago and I’m not disappointed. Paşaeli is a « boutique” winery which has two sites of production, one in Thrace for their Bordeaux blend and one near Izmir for the local grapes. Made from a quite rare local…

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…

Paşaeli Kabuğunda Narince 2019

Points : 8,5/10 Price : 185 TL at La Cave. Small production. After the Çakal, now this Narince grown on old vines as well situated in a single vineyard this time in Çeşme, not far from Izmir. This is the second of a serie of four skin contact (aka orange) wines made by Paşaeli I…

My favorite Turkish white wines in 2019

It’s not easy to choose among so many quality Turkish wines to close this wonderful year. Once again, there will be no rating or order in this list. Just a few words to express what i felt while drinking those wines. Don’t hesitate to leave some comments! To get more information and a full description,…

Paşaeli Çalkarası roze 2018

Points : 7/10 Price : 59 TL Strawberry colour with slight orange hues On the nose, raspberry, peach and white flower aromas, quite nice, kind of sweet on the nose. High acidity, well balanced. Fresh and rich in taste but there’s some kind of bitterness that annoys me. On the palate, aromas of cherry, strawberry,…