Quite a few changes since I last tasted this wine. The aromas and flavours have evolved into dried fruit notes and autumn leaves with undercurrents of brewed tea and hay. As the fruit intensity has faded tannins are more drying and the alcohol stands out with a spirity aftertaste.
Spent two years in my cellar and tasted two years after my first encounter with this wine. Almost completely consistent with the early tasting note including the aspect of freshness, not anticipated from the variety but quintessentially Chamlıja. Unless the contribution of the 20% Narince is the key to that (and to the obvious ageing potential) than Chamlıja has probably paired up most of the essence to grow excellent Viognier in the province of Kırklareli.
Old variety once common around the east of Ankara towards the province of Kırşehir, apparently sacrified during the Kalecik Karası craze of the 90's. Probably the first commercially bottled sample into quality wine.
Brass with highlights of gold. Bright nose with out front aromas of nectarine and fresh apricots along with charming linden scents. Good intensity on the palate with a bit of creaminess and just enough freshness to balance. Persistent with a zesty type of bitterness.
9/18/2013 3:46:00 PM - Was it this one perhaps?
Or this one?
9/17/2013 3:48:00 PM - Hi and sorry to bother you again.
As I mentioned in the other comment, I'm trying to fix Croatian entries.
This one here's a problem.
"Bijelo Suho Vino" just means "White Dry Wine" and isn't a producer... As there are different producers of Žlahtina on Krk, I can't nail it, so... if you remember anything else or have a pic or something, or think you might identify it on sight, it would be of huge help.