Corvus Blend n•8 2013

220 TL This blend really is to die for. I haven’t been so impressed for a while.This red blend is made of : Cabernet Sauvignon 42%, Merlot 30%, Syrah 12%, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot 8% each.Yes! Five grapes and the result is a seamless, fruit-driven, earthy, incredibly balanced wine. It smells like a compote…

Urla Vourla 2019(Boğazkere, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon)

Around 20€ at İstanbul airport I drank this Urla Vourla many times but never could resolve myself to write a post about this wine.Like it was too mainstream, too present on so many wine lists in Turkey.I will repair this injustice right away. First the bottle. What do you think of the drawing on it?…

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…

Vinolus Blend 2017

Kalecik Karası 55%, Syrah 45%, Tempranillo 5% 29,99€ from weinatolien Biologist, yoga instructor and above all, a respected and talented winemaker, Oluş Molu took over the family farm near Kayseri in central Anatolia almost 15 years ago. Hence the name ; VIN + OLUS. The first vintage went out in 2009 and today the winery…

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…

Akın Gürbüz Vino Ganos 2018

Points : 8,25/10 Price : 115 TL at Mensis Mahzen. This new blend of Akın Gürbüz is made of 39% Shiraz, 35% Cinsault and 31% Grenache. The former two were aged for 12 months in oak. Each grape comes from a different vineyard – the Shiraz grows in Gallipoli, the Cinsault in Gaziköy and the…