Umurbey Sauvignon blanc Chardonnay 2018

Points : 7,5/10 Price : 65 TL at Vinus wine shop. A floral nose plus aromas of apple, grapefruit, lemon and bread. Slightly oily, medium acidity On the palate, citrus, herbs, yellow and green apple. The finish is medium long. A bit flat with some bitterness as well. Not convinced totally by this one. Nevertheless…

Umurbey reserve 2015 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)

Points : 8,5/10 Price : 150 TL at Yıldız shop in Topağacı (Nişantaşı) Found in Yıldız shop, a small wine and beer shop with an unusual pretty selection. On the nose, cherry, raspberry, black pepper, roasted dry fruits, leather. Round, pronounced and elegant tannins. 12 months in french oak. Fruity, full bodied, med acid, high…

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…

Umurbey Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Points : 8,5/10 Price : 100 TL at Milano Gurme This wonderful Turkish Sauvignon Blanc seems about the same as the 2016 Vintage. It’s quite hard to find a difference without tasting both vintages at once. Nevertheless I’d say that this year I’ve found even more flavours and it remains one of my favourite Sauvignon…

Umurbey Blush 2016 Shiraz

Points : 5,5/10 Price : Around 65 TL Umurbey Blush Shiraz 2016 : if Umurbey Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favourite Sauvignon Blanc in Turkey, this rosé is a big disappointment. Not very aromatic, a kind of semi-sweet rosé wine with quite boring red fruit flavours. Not much acidity and a short finish. I…

Umurbey 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Points : 7/10 Price : Around 70 TL Umurbey Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015 : those two grapes are often used in the Bordeaux region and maybe even more in the new world (US, Australia for example). They can really go well together. I must say i was quite satisfied by this Umurbey 2015. Beautiful colour,…