Kavaklidere Ancyra Boğazkere

Such a week and it’s only Wednesday. First I got a job, then I got sick, then I had an Istanbuli police officer show up at my door. But also there was wine!

Last week I got a new consulting contract. Yay money! Means I can afford to keep myself in wine a bit longer. To celebrate we had dinner at Otto in Cihangir (which was great) and we ordered a bottle of the Ancyra Boğazkere. Like the Terra, the Ancyra had many of the hallmarks inherit in the Boğazkere grape varietal: spicy, (dried) red fruits, dark dark red color with blue hues etc.

We both enjoyed it, but for me the Terra wins over the Ancyra Boğazkere because there was one thing it lacked…the tannins. What really blew me away about the Terra was the texture of the wine. For this kind of grape I expected more of a textured mouthfeel than I got from the Ancyra Boğazkere.

Ancyra is generally a widely available wine here. It’s not the worst wine in the world and is pretty common on restaurant menus. A bottle in store won’t set you back too much but for my two cents I think say pay the slightly higher price for Terra!

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