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Bordeaux Blend 'K2', Paşaeli

Bordeaux Blend 'K2', Paşaeli

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

Paşaeli K2 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grown in the estate Serez vineyard in Kaynaklar – İzmir. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak. This is the winery’s best seller in Turkey, and has gained them some notoriety with Jancis Robinson, among other critics, over the years. The nose has rich aromas of sweet, ripe cassis and blackberry. The palate is firm and dense with chewy tannin filled out with pure fruit and well-integrated oak. A full-bodied, balanced wine with a long finish. 14% ABV.

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Turkey
Region:
Aegean
Appellation:
Izmir
Variety:
Blend - Bordeaux
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Jancis Robinson

Score:
17++
Date:
2019-10-21
Review:
Very deep cherry red – like black cherries – with a brighter crimson rim. Invitingly rich aroma of black fruits and a hint of toasty oak and oak spice and a dark, slightly brooding richness, savoury as much as sweet. The fruit aroma is a heady mix of black plum, blackcurrant and a slightly earthy damson character. On the palate, the tannins are still very firm and chewy, with the attractive bitterness of dark chocolate, and the wine is nowhere near ready for drinking yet though it is already balanced, if embryonic. Wait.