CHAMLIJA Cabernet Franc-Merlot 2013

The blend of 51% Cabernet Franc and 49% Merlot has the dark fruit and floral nose with menthol, blueberry, raspberry and flowers in addition to some forest floor and a delicate touch of lead pencil shavings, great nose indeed! The wine has great structure and density, like a top right bank Bordeaux coming from a top vintage. The floral notes continues in the palate of this full-bodied, powerful Chamlija, yet it possesses a very low pH that should ensure enormous longevity for this outstanding wine. Dense purple in color, and a bigger, richer wine. This is THE Chamlija wine that will probably need a minimum 5 year of cellaring. it tastes like “liquid cashmere,” despite the wine’s structure and intensity. This is probably the best Chamlija wine from this amazingly structured, rich vintage. Well, if you put it against top Bordeauxs from a top vintage, very few people could notice it as dead ringer. Awarded 5 Star in Vinitaly 2016 Wine Competition, achieving avarage 90 points from 5 judges. This makes this wine a historical wine since no Turkish wine won any medal in Vinitaly since 1966 when the competition started.

HKD $350
Kirklareli, Turkey
The blend of 51% Cabernet Franc and 49% Merlot