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Single Vineyard Collectible Series #5 Vintage Öküzgözü

8.618 ratings
8.31 pro ratings
Aydıncık, Elazığ, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey
Öküzgözü
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

What a nice Turkish delight this is.
Beautiful color of dark ruby/inky core with a purplish rim.

The nose is similar to a Napa Cabernet. Lots of vanilla and oak that drown all the fruits. Some chocolates, licorice, cedar, coffee, cola, smoke, blackberries, black currants, black pepper and spices.

Full bodied and bold, Smooth and elegant with medium plus acidity and gorgeous legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with oak, vanilla, blackberries, currants, sweet cherries, dark chocolates, cola, figs, raisins, tobacco, coffee, peppercorn and spices.

Long finish with full, firm tannins and black pepper.

A great Single Vineyard red wine. Big, bold and beautiful. At a Blind tasting I would call a young Napa Cabernet.
Balanced and Enjoyable by itself or with food. I Paired it with a Turkish lamb dish, and it held its own nicely.

This 5 year old needs some additional bottle time and will be even better in 3 years.
Needs 2 hours in a decanter.

Fun fact:
Okuzgozu, the grape varietal, means an ox eye for being the largest among the grape varieties grown in Turkey.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

What a nice Turkish delight this is.
Beautiful color of dark ruby/inky core with a purplish rim.

The nose is similar to a Napa Cabernet. Lots of vanilla and oak that drown all the fruits. Some chocolates, licorice, cedar, coffee, cola, smoke, blackberries, black currants, black pepper and spices.

Full bodied and bold, Smooth and elegant with medium plus acidity and gorgeous legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with oak, vanilla, blackberries, currants, sweet cherries, dark chocolates, cola, figs, raisins, tobacco, coffee, peppercorn and spices.

Long finish with full, firm tannins and black pepper.

A great Single Vineyard red wine. Big, bold and beautiful. At a Blind tasting I would call a young Napa Cabernet.
Balanced and Enjoyable by itself or with food. I Paired it with a Turkish lamb dish, and it held its own nicely.

This 5 year old needs some additional bottle time and will be even better in 3 years.
Needs 2 hours in a decanter.

Fun fact:
Okuzgozu, the grape varietal, means an ox eye for being the largest among the grape varieties grown in Turkey.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2016
Begum Alankus

14.08.15 München

14.08.15 München

Aug 15th, 2015
Imran Oomer

Robust turkish red, layered, juicy, great with kebabs

Robust turkish red, layered, juicy, great with kebabs

Jun 21st, 2015
Nils Bernstein

Dark berries and sweet exotic spices, tannic & oaky but worked well with highly-spiced rich seafood 'cause of the high acid. Drink Turkey!

Dark berries and sweet exotic spices, tannic & oaky but worked well with highly-spiced rich seafood 'cause of the high acid. Drink Turkey!

Dec 9th, 2014
Jan Ison

A very good dry wine. John did not like as well as I did

A very good dry wine. John did not like as well as I did

Dec 7th, 2014
Laurie Schaefer

Had this at Jena's...Turkish!

Had this at Jena's...Turkish!

Jan 29th, 2014
Ceylan Carmikli

Sweet and a lot of caramel scent

Sweet and a lot of caramel scent

Mar 19th, 2013
John Todd

Maya restaurant Istanbul t130 ($60)

Maya restaurant Istanbul t130 ($60)

Mar 11th, 2013
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.3

Antoine had this 7 years ago

Antoine had this 7 years ago

Nov 29th, 2013
Michael Mugmon

Michael had this 2 years ago

Michael had this 2 years ago

Jun 28th, 2019