Benhaim

Benhaim

Tradition Merlot 2003

It is time for a delicious Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

A beautiful color of ruby /brick with a wide brick rim.

Complex nose of earth, light oak, spices, wet leaves, cherries, currants, light plums, coffee, chocolates, tobacco and black pepper. Smells like you walk into a cave.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cooked cherries, raspberries, black plums, oak, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, black tea, wet leaves and herbs.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Merlot from Israel. Drinking beautifully right out of the bottle. Showing great complexity and a wonderful mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Changes every 15 minutes in the glass. Tannins tame a bit after 45 minutes of airtime.

Feels like a 25 year old Bordeaux. Delicious. Tasty and elegant. Really enjoyable and very unique.

This 19 year old is so rare, that there are only a handful left in private cellars. It's an honor to be able to try it at this point.

I paired it with cheeses and green olives.

100% Merlot grapes were aged for 14 months in French and American oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

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— 6 months ago

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Benhaim

Tradition Upper Galilee Merlot 2008

17.5/20 (93/100)

Богатое вино, много животных и пряных тонов, вишня, ягоды. Полное, богатое, развивающееся. В лучшей форме, пить сейчас.

#dwisrael #dwisrael
— 6 years ago

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Benhaim

Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

16/20 (89/100) — 7 years ago

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Benhaim

Reserve Odysseia Upper Galilee Red Blend 2016

It's time for a delicious Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Pretty nose of blueberries, plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth, light vinaigrette, wet leaves and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, cedar, black currants, plums, tobacco, light vanilla, chocolates, coffee, black pepper and earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Merlot blend from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Elegant and fruity.

Spicy, soft and interesting. Already drinking very nicely, but still young. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Showing a beautiful nose that I enjoyed smelling on for a while.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

Wine Advocate gave it 89 points. Unfortunately since Robert Parker left they are really off.

A good quality wine that will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

An interesting blend of 60% Merlot, with Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 24 months. A very small production of only 1,700 bottles. This is bottle number 1,269. Kosher.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.
— 8 months ago

Matt, vinokeeno and 14 others liked this

Benhaim

black pearl Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Benhaim winery, black pearl 2015. CS & Merlot blend. — 2 years ago

Ericsson liked this

Benhaim

Reserve Upper Galilee Cabernet Franc

Bright acidity and grassy notes. Medium + body and perfectly balanced wine. A surprise can franc! — 6 years ago

Benhaim

Reserve Mount Meron Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

16/20 (89/100)

Несколько закрыто, ягодно, несколько минеральное, черника, черная смородина. Очень молодо, совсем не готово, очень ярко во вкусе, мощно, ягодно, полно, с огромным потенциалом.
— 7 years ago

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