2010 Kutman Gamay Cabernet Sauvignon

I have not yet explored Kutman wines much but when I saw this Kutman Gamay Cabernet Sauvignon at Carrefour I couldn’t resist trying buying it. It’s the first Gamay I’ve seen in Turkey and I was curious both as to what Turkey would turn out in a Gamay as well as how it would blend with a Cabernet Sauvignon.

Kutman Gamay Cabernet Sauvignon

It blends really well as it turns out. This Trakya-based winery has produced a really pretty nice blend with these two grapes. Fairly low alcohol for a red, at only 12.5% abv, this Kutman Gamay Cabernet Sauvignon was a medium-bodied wine that has spent eight to twelve months in oak resulting in a clear, purple-red wine with red fruits, spices, hibiscus, and rhubarb in the nose.

The palate of the Kutman Gamay Cabernet Sauvignon was quite tart revealing a relatively high level of acid and some good tannins. The flavors were a lot earthier than the nose was with some raspberries but also truffles and potting soil. I’ve found earthy flavors in wines before but never have I been so clearly able to identify them. I was really pretty blown away by them.

Kutman Gamay Cabernet Sauvignon

Considering how hesitant I was going in, the Kutman Gamay Cabernet Sauvignon was a nice surprise; especially at only 53 TL. I would definitely drink this again. I think I need to start looking for other Kutman wines to try!

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