I’ve been eyeing this 2014 Urla Tempus wine for a while but it’s 195 TL at Solera and I have a hard time coughing up that much for anything. However I have found it both at the Savoy tobacco shop in Cihangir and at Macro Center for 125 TL – far more reasonable in my opinion!
The Urla Tempus is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc and has a fairly whopping 15% APV. It’s a double gold winner in the US and fully deserves to be. In the glass the dark ruby red wine smelled velvety and deep. The nose was all black cherries, dark chocolate, and mocha which echo in the palate with beautiful velvety tannins and a long finish. A really long finish.
I have a stockpile of draft reviews to post which includes excellent wines, good wines, okay wines, and bad wines-but very few truly remarkable wines. The Urla Tempus was one of them; so much so that I made it the static picture for my website. It definitely falls in the ‘dangerously drinkable’ category and could easily hold its own against quality European wines. I already want another bottle.
This one is really gorgeous and fully worth the 125 TL price tag. M says it’s okay to pay to spend 125 TL on a special occasion wine but not on an every day wine-this is where our wine philosophies diverge. To me any day you open a wine this beautiful is a special occasion!