Kayra Vintage Oküzgözü Collectible Series #5 2011, Turkey 

My Rating 90 Points.   

Price $40.
Inky in color with a short dark purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cherries, bell pepper, Mediterranean spices, dill, earth, graphite, black tea, cedar, licorice, vanilla, sweet almonds and peppercorn. A Very complex nose.

Full bodied with medium acidity, long legs, rich and jammy.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, chocolates, mocha and black tea.

Long finish with firm, angular tannins and black pepper.

This is a great Turkish red wine. Very similar to a big California Cabernet, with more notes of interesting spices.

This Single Vineyard Oküzgözü, is Complex and interesting with nice balance. Could use some more aging, but drinking nicely now.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with Lamb kabobs and rice.

14.5% alcohol by volume.


7 thoughts on “Kayra Vintage Oküzgözü Collectible Series #5 2011, Turkey 

  1. The stunning photograph pairs with the wording of your review. I love the dark hues of the bottle and wine and that gorgeous marble they sit upon. Paired with the perfect essence in the lamb kebob to enhance the regional feeling.

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