This week’s wine has a madly long name. I’m not entirely sure it quite lives up to its name though. The Terra remains my favorite Boğazkere still but I feel there’s room in my heart for the Buzbağ Bölge Serisi Diyarbakır Boğazkere.
I feel like I’m predisposed to like a wine that has a beautiful color; and this seemed to be pretty on target. I really don’t understand why people use colored wine glasses. Sure they’re pretty; but many wines, red and white, are lovely in and of themselves. So it is with the Buzbağ Diyarbakır Boğazkere; it had a beautiful, deep, ruby red color that glowed but lost no depth in light.
On the nose the Diyarbakır Boğazkere was fruity with red fruits and berries and a hint of pepper. I live for tannins which is why I like the Terra Boğazkere so much. If you are not quite as obsessed with tannins as I though then you might like the Diyarbakır Boğazkere better. It was very smooth, velvety, slightly chewy, with a medium finish.
In the palate this Boğazkere, for me at any rate, had some very clear flavors. Up front with the velvety texture were black mulberry and black cherry which slid into licorice and tobacco, then finished with a hint of pepper. It was pretty decent.
If the way it went with my kiymali kasarli pide is any indication; it does well with meat. And cheese. Ad yummy meat and cheese on bread. On the other hand, what doesn’t go well with meat, melty cheese, and bread? Nothing I ever want to encounter.