Evreshe 2016 Gelibolu by Chateau Gali
An underrated wine early on, but very pleasant now.
"⭐️ 3.8 out of 5.0
This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot from 2016.
🍷Color: Deep ruby to edges with a touch of brown appearing.
🍒Fruit: Black forrest fruits, plum, more dark fruit feel than taste
🍃Spice: Pepper (black), licorice, perhaps some thyme with a hint of leather
👅Body: med +
🌳Oak: Well integrated readily apparent in nose and....
🍁Tannin: Med high - though from what I hear early in life it seemed a bit harsh, I find the tannins now in (2022) well integrated (NOTE: I like and prefer stronger tannins)
⚗️% Alcohol: 13.5%,
I was hesitant because of some of my friends feedback on this wine was that it was not fruity enough, with an imbalance of tannins, but I found the wine to be pleasant if not a touch gentle. It has aged well allowing a more balanced palate with the body (Cab Franc) and tannins being more predominant than fruit. It drinks smoothly and I think its likely in its prime in the 4-6 year range.
The winery, Chateau Gali, is always dependable as a label for me, I recommend that you grab some and try it. They have a range of Cab Sav, Cab Franc and Merlot as well as a Viognier white. The winery is located in one of the most unique places smack in the middle of the Gallipoli peninsula with clear views and influence from the Sea of Marmara, Dardanelles Strait, and Aegean Sea.