DOUBLE BLIND CHAMLIJA VERSUS BORDEAUX 2015 TASTING

CHAMLIJA WINERY

Tasted January 7, 2019 by Thracian Alvarinho with 192 views

Introduction

I have organized a blind tasting in Chamlija winery.
The line up and tasting order of the blind tasting is as follows:

2015 Rauzan Segla
2016 Chamlija Asticus Mons Cabernet Franc
2015 Pontet Canet
2016 Chamlija Nev' i Şahsına Münhasır
2015 Clinet
2016 Chamlija Asticus Mons Merlot
2015 Pichon Baron
2015 Chamlija Nev' i Şahsına Münhasır
2015 Pavie MacQuin
2016 Chamlija Thracian
2016 Chamlija Django (barrel sample)
2015 Chamlija Thracian

The taster was Akin Gürbüz who is one of the great winemaker and the blind taster in Turkey as well as an international judge in IWC. The tasting order was based on IPT values of the wines measured in Chamlija winery. Along with IPT we measured the color values of all wines in the tasting. These values are stated in the tasting notes. All ratings belong to Akin Gürbüz and based on double blind tasting conditions.

Flight 1 - 2015 Rauzan Segla versus 2016 Chamlija Asticus Mons Cabernet Franc (2 notes)

Two elegant wines were tasted head to head.

2015 Rauzan Segla MARGAUX 63,46 IPT. 12,340 ICM.

2016 CHAMLIJA ASTICUS MONS CABERNET FRANC
66,49 IPT. 12,273 ICM.

Red
2015 Château Rauzan-Ségla France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
91 points
Likorice, sutlu cikolata, olgun siyah meyve aromalari, ipeksi ve elegant bir yapisi var,menekse, damakta cok canli ve diri bir yapisi var, guclu, orta govdeli,
Red
2016 Chamlıja Cabernet Franc Asticus Mons Turkey, Thrace
90 points
Kirmizi meyve aromalari, beyaz biber, baharatimsi, damakta guclu, guzel bir asiditeye sahip, canli mineralimis zarif bitis.

Flight 2 - 2015 Pontet Canet versus Nev'i Şahsına Münhasır 2016 (2 notes)

Two Cabernet Sauvignon based blend were tasted head to head.

2015 PONTET- CANET IPT: 70,99 ICM:12,209

2016 NEV’ İ ŞAHSINA MÜNHASIR IPT: 72,19 ICM:13,427

Red
2015 Château Pontet-Canet France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
89 points
Ciceksi, mentol, meyve biraz geride kalmis, damakta biraz kuruluk ortaya cikiyor, islak toprak, beyaz biber gibi baharatimsi notlar, tannenler biraz kuru ve guclu, Brett???
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Red
2016 Chamlıja Sui Generis Turkey, Thrace
93 points
Sutlu cikolata, karamel, olgun siyah meyve aromalari, damakta cok elegant, sutlu cikolata, baharatimsi, tatlımsı uzun bitis,

Flight 3 - MERLOT vs MERLOT (2 notes)

Two big Merlots are head to head.

2016 ASTICUS MONS MERLOT IPT: 72,80 ICM:13,415
2015 CLINET POMEROL IPT:73,78 ICM:11,119

Red
2015 Château Clinet France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
92 points
Olgun siyah meyve aromalari, fume notlar, damakta canli ve taze bir yapisi var, caramel, aging aromalari develop etmis, meyve biraz geride kalmis.
Red
2016 Chamlıja Merlot Asticus Mons SUTLUCE Turkey, Thrace
93 points
Olgun siyah meyve aromalari, baharatimsi notlar, ucuncul aromalar baslamis, meyve biraz geride,damakta ipeksi, canli ve taze bitis,

Flight 4 - Pichon Baron 2015 versus Nev'i Şahsına Münhasır 2015 (2 notes)

Two Cabernet Sauvignon based dark wines head to head.

2015 PICHON BARON IPT: 73,89 ICM:14,550

2015 NEV’ İ ŞAHSINA MÜNHASIR IPT:74,37 ICM:14,523

Red
2015 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Nanemsi ve ciceksi bir burun var, damakta guclu konsantrasyon, sutlu cikolata, zarif.
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Red
2015 Chamlıja Nevi Şahsına Münhasır STRANDJA Turkey, Thrace
94 points
Olgun siyah meyve aromalari, licorice, karamel, ve sutlu cikolata, damakta canli ve taze bir yapisi var, fume notlar, tatlimsi zarif ve uzun bitis.

Flight 5 - 2015 Château Pavie Macquin versus 2016 Chamlıja Thracian (2 notes)

Two most structured wines from each side were tasted head to head. Both are very impressive.

2015 Pavie MacQuin IPT:75,03 ICM:15,498

2016 THRACIAN IPT: 78,47 ICM:16,062

Red
2015 Château Pavie Macquin France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
95 points
Olgun siyah meyve aromalari, fume notlar, damakta canli ve taze bir yapisi var, baharatimsi, agzi sulandiran bir asiditeye sahip, karamel, kompleks bir sarap.
Red
2016 Chamlıja Thracian Istranca Bağları Turkey, Thrace
96 points
Olgun kirmizi meyve aromalari, baharatimsi, damakta canli ve taze bir yapisi var, ipeksi tanenler, guzel extraction, tatlimsi zarif bitis, tabocco, cigar box.

Flight 6 - CHAMLIJA GIANTS (2 notes)

Two Chamlija Monsters head to head

Red
2015 Chamlıja Thracian Istranca Bağları Turkey, Thrace
96 points
Licorice, karamel ve sutlu cikolata aromalari, damakta ipeksi ve elegant, yumusak tanenler, guzel konsantrasyon, tatlimsı uzun bitis.
Red
2016 Chamlıja Cabernet Sauvignon Django Turkey, Thrace
95 points
Olgun siyah meyve aromalari, licorice, sutlu cikolata, damakta ipeksi ve elegant, canli, tatlimsi uzun bitis, guclu bir sarap, meyvemsiligini hala tasiyor, cok zarif ve ipeksi bitis. (Fıçı örneği)

Closing

This blind tasting proves that Strandja terroir is one of the great terroirs for Bordeaux varietals.

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