I found a cork in one of my purses the other day and remembered that I got the cork at Solera some time back when E&M and I were there. We had a wine that night I liked a lot and kept the cork to remind myself.
Unfortunately the cork was marked with only the maker’s name and not the exact wine so when I finally remembered to go back to buy a bottle I bought the only Yazgan on hand at the time-the 2013 Mahra Kalecik Karasi-Syrah blend.
In the glass the Mahra is a nice clear red/garnet color. On the nose…red berries, cherries, maybe a little vanilla and clove. Is it possible for a wine to be both cliff edge AND have a medium finish? The bulk of the flavor drops off quickly but the tannins stick around a bit on the tongue and roof of the mouth letting the flavor linger.
The flavor is largely cherry/boysenberry, leaning a little to the tart side evened out by some nice spice. It’s a decent blend of these two grapes with the Syrah providing a bit of backbone to the Kalecik Karasi. I do like standalone Kalecik Karasi wines, they’re generally a safe bet here, but blending gives them firmer legs.
|Any wine is considerably enhanced by this view|
In the end the Yazgan 2013 Mahra was…fine. There was nothing really distinguishing or memorable about it either good or bad really. I can’t say I would buy it again but I will be looking for more of Yazgan’s wines to see if I can find what so impressed me that night.