Friday, May 13, 2011

Uzbek wines

I have been a bit silent due to my travels to Central Asia. I have yet to find a 90 pointer in Uzbekistan, but some red wine is drinkable. Some customs are unusual, though.

My favourite wine so far is called Classico, from Tashkent. It is called a Vino Rosso Secco. There is no name of a maker on the front label and no year. The back label is in russian and mentions a manufacturer's address. - The label mysteries continue, obviously.

The wine is probably a Cabernet Sauvignon or blend, but the yield pretty high. The colour is slightly off-red, and the fruit concentration not great. However, the wine has some structure and firm tannins. - You are unlikely to be interested in this, I gather.

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