This is a seriously good wine and stood out at a tasting of recent Turkish wines. It is made from the Öküzgözü grape. The name means eye of the Bull. Some claim this is one of the original species of Vitis Vinifera grapes from the fertile crescent with a 7,000 year history. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has plums, boysenberries, slight coffee and spice. Full bodied. On the palate, this comes across as a Bordeaux-ish wine with cassis, black raspberries and plums with slight underlying earthiness. This is complex. It appears this is about at peak, but perhaps it improves a bit. In any event, it sure seems like it has ten to twelve more years left. Great on its own, this will be better with flavorful foods. Doner Kabobs would be a great match.
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