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Cappadocia 2011, Öküzgözü/Boğazkere, Kocabağ ($13.25, 10703754)
The winery is located in Uchisar district in Nevşehir province in central Anatolia (profile here). This bottling is a blend of Öküzgözü (70%) and Boğazkere (30%), with part of latter being aged in oak barrels. 13% ABV.
Initially shy nose: red berries, cherry jam, stones, old wood, faint spice. Soft and velvety on the palate. Medium-bodied. The clean fruit is juicy up front but dries and sours as it progresses through the mouth. Tannins are apparent less as structure, more as a mild astringency on the long, wood- and earth-scented finish. Needs half an hour in a carafe to unfurl. Simple but good, an honest wine that doesn’t taste manipulated or give itself airs. Paired with köfte kebabs as to the manner born. (Buy again? Yep.)

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Written by carswell

April 12, 2013 at 13:01

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