365 Drinks: #173 Banan Winery Shiraz (Cambodia)

Banan winery shiraz
Banan winery shiraz

Interesting but maybe not great

Another day in Battambang. This time sightseeing in the surrounding area. We hired a scooter and tried to find some cool stuff. First we trusted Ggoogle Maps too much and ended in field before driving through a temple to reach the actual temple we wanted to get to. After this we visited a crocodile farm, which was cool. And lastly we decided to hit up a vineyard/winery that we discovered on a tourist map that we got. The winery only had three things to offer, red wine, brandy and ginger juice, and turns out to be the only winery in Cambodia.

I decided to have the red wine, a shiraz. The 12.5% wine had a rather clear red look with a brown shimmer to it. The aroma was pretty sweet fruity and almost jam-like. It tasted a bit sour at the beginning and finished with a fruity sweetness. A lot different to the normal bottle of shiraz you can get in any supermarket in Europe. I don’t want to say worse, but definitely different. In total, a drinkable wine but I wouldn’t buy a bottle of it.


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  1. 365 Drinks: #267 Oak Barrel Red Wine (Myanmar) | Route nach Unbekannte Straße

    […] Yesterday’s damson wine wasn’t too bad and since we are in THE wine region of Myanmar, might as well try a grape wine. I found a small bottle of Oak Barrel Red Grape Wine. The small bottle was super cheap and looked horrible. It had a metal cap just like a bottle of beer—I think that says it all. The content was dark red and smelled sweet-and-sour, like a wild berries Vitamin Water. It tasted very sweet and sugary with a wet basement flavor to it. I hoped it to be a bit more berry, just as the aroma suggested, but nothing. At least it had a good 12 percent of alcohol. Overall not a great wine but my standards are so low by now that I would say that this one is rather drinkable and definitely better than the one I had in Cambodia. […]

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