I must preface this by saying that I actually drank this Turasan Syrah before the Emir I recently both reviewed and enjoyed. So…grain of salt.
Since I’ve had a couple bad experiences with Turasan wines I was pleasantly surprised by one M bought a while ago. Like the previously reviewed Emir, the 2013 Turasan Syrah may have changed my mind. And at 38TL won’t break the bank.
A pretty purple and a spicy, plummy nose lead to a soft wine and a mouth full of blackberries. I thought I also tasted sour cherries but either the wine was a little too yeasty or I don’t know what a red currant tastes like. According to the bottle I should have been smelling/tasting red currants and it is pretty fair to say that I have never in my life eaten a currant.
Did the Turasan Syrah blow me away? No. Did I find a decent table wine that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to serve people, yes. In a world where a good wine can set you back $50+ that’s a win in my book.