In fact, our grey haired wonder referred to #8 as a “Cognac”. As a note, the wines below get sweeter and sweeter. Just because a liquid gets sweeter and sweeter, doesn’t mean it gets better and better or tastier and tastier.
As you will note from the following reaction shots … things didn’t really hit a high note. Pictures speak a 1000 words … hopefully the following sequence of sampled shots will convey what I thought of the wine. My disclaimer here is that I’m not a wine snob, but my Russian comrade shown with me, is a wine snob. Look at the last shot in the sequence.
Now that you know all you need to know about wine tasting in Samarkand, I do recommend the tour just for the camp value and it’s only $10USD. Spend your money and go do some wine tasting in Samarkand and get some truly horrific wine (Again … I am no wine expert … I just know what’s drinkable!)
- The winery was opened in 1868.
- The founder was the Russian entrepreneur D.M.Filatov.
- 1883 they won the Gold Medal in the International Fair of Wines and Brandies
- The winery processes 16,000 tons annually
- The price for tasting and museum tour is US$ 10 per person – so it is a bit steep, but where else could you get entertainment like this?