2017 Lokum Boğazkere
tasted by Jane Faulkner
Highly aromatic yet defined by its tannins, and here they’re grainy, textural, ripe and appealing. Surprisingly, it’s not a big wine, if anything mediumbodied, and there’s no oak influence so the fruit shines: full of raspberries, pomegranate and cherries alongside warm earth, dried herbs and spices, especially liquorice, fennel and aniseed. It’s ultimately a refreshing, savoury style, and while not complex – which is perhaps more attributable to the young vines – this is one heck of a delicious drink. 91 points.