Category Archives: Merlot

Tasting notes for 25.05.2015

We had a lovely tasting event on May 25th. I may say that particularly I like such tasting events where the participants reflect their feelings about wine. We tasted very interesting wines with different varieties from different regions of Turkey. … Continue reading

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A Small Guide to Thrace Wine Route… (Part 1 – Tekirdag Region)

It’s been long time since I have not been writing in this blog… Well, since the last article that I have written in English, many things have been changed in Turkey especially in our lives about wine. Last year, a … Continue reading

Posted in barbare wines, Barel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Nuzun, Genel, grenache, Merlot, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, sauvignon blanc, Syrah/Shiraz, Tekirdag, thrace wine route, Turkish Wines, Umurbey, wine routes | 5 Comments

Tasting notes: Barbare Prestige 2009

“Barbare” was one of the successful wines during the tasting sessions of “Master of Wine weekend” held last month in Istanbul.  They have organic vineyards nearby Tekirdag’s Barbaros village. “Barbare” is one of Turkey’s new wines and finally I got … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Tenuta Sanguido – Guidalberto 2008

 “Guidalberto” is the second wine of Tenuto San Guido, producer of the Super Tuscan legend “Sassicaia”. Guidalberto’s 2008 vintage has a typical ruby color with some violet highlights. The grapes are 45% Cabernet Sauvignon – 45% Merlot and 10% San … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Antinori – Tignanello 2004

I remember a very nice scene from my favorite wine movie “Sideways”. In that scene Miles (Paul Giamatti) was talking about 1961 Cheval Blanc which he had and he was saying that he wanted to open the wine on a … Continue reading

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Doluca “Karma” Wines @ Changa Restaurant – Istanbul …

The last night I was at the wine & dine event held by Doluca Vineyards in Changa Restaurant – Istanbul. We were in an event of pairing Doluca’s Karma Wines with Changa’s head chef Mr Civan Er’s “fusion” style courses. … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Buyulubag Wines Tasting Session @ Rouge Wine Bar

I was at Rouge Wine Bar located at Taksim district of Istanbul for a special wine tasting session for Buyulubag Vineyards. Buyulubag Vineyards is located in Avsa Island on the southern part of Marmara Sea. During the session we tasted … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Gaja – Sito Moresco Langhe 2008 – home made pizza…

Sito Moresco is an entry level wine from Gaja, which is Italy’s one of the legendary producers. The wine comes from “Langhe” located in Piemonte region – northwest of Italy. This 2008 vintage is a blend of Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Turasan Seneler – Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Syrah 2008 – Turkey

This is one of the best Turasan red wines which was purchased for a priced of 30 TL from their wine shop in Cappadocia (The same wine is around 40 TL in Istanbul market)… Even, I may say that according … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Chateau Battailey 2004 – Pauillac

We opened this Chateau Batailley 2004, 5th Growth Wine from Bordeaux’s Pauillac region at the Rouge Wine Bar in Istanbul to celebrate one of my friends birthday. I may remind you that Sundays are the “bring your wine” day at … Continue reading

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