|Talay, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007|
We tasted (and drank it all) Talay Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (ordered from onlinemahzen.com) a few days ago together with my friends. One of my two friends said that she normally likes only white wines, and the other one said it would matter to her which wine I choose. I tried to make a choice taking their and my husband’s preferences into account. Well, after having chosen this one, I don’t feel very succesfull. I think it would be better if I had chosen a lighter, easear to drink wine.
Talay is a producer in Bozcaada. They have their own vinery there. I do not recall that I tasted their wine when I was there, but I remember that local wines of Bozcaada had intense fruity aromas, bitter tannins and high acidity (too much for me). I thought that these characteristics come from the grapes, of which the wines that I’ve tasted were made of, but now I believe these may be the characteristics of the terroir of Bozcaada.
When I smelled the wine once I opened it, I was a little worried at first. It had a so sharp smell that I needed to check the cork if it seemed all right. After the wine rested in the wine glass for a few minutes, it started to show its beauty. It became a fresh and fruity wine as it got aired. I think the level of alcohol is relatively high. Unfortunately, the wine does not leave a flavor on the palate for more than a few seconds. It was still a good company with our conversation at that night. In fact, it did not take a long time until the bottle was empty and we had to make a new choice of wine.