Red fruit dominates the nose - cherries and raspberries, mostly - and it is quite earthy. Marselan is a French hybrid, a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. The palate is fresh with acidity and bursting with fruit flavor. There is a touch of oak, but it is not overplayed and it fits well into the wine’s profile. Kosher, imported by Royal Wine. — 6 days ago
Tasty rose for 15 USD. When it was very chilled it smelled very yeasty but as it warmed up it gave over to a purple grape and violet nose. The flavor is semi sweet, soft, and tastes of candied red fruits and watermelon. — 3 months ago
Loved this wine. Deep and complex with plums, tannins, dark fruits. Great with a meaty meal. New favorite red. Smooth and easy on is own too. — 5 months ago
It satisfied my rose mood but wasn’t a fave, although I do love that it’s dry. Acidic, flavors of peach, watermelon, cantaloupe and honey. Slightly herbal. — 8 months ago
Binyamina Wines Ha'Shomer Marselan Reserve 2017, Galilee, Israel
Dark ruby in color with a wide and cloudy reddish rim.
Strong nose of blueberries, black currants, plums, licorice, oak, spices, dark coffee, black pepper, earth, herbs, light alcohol, wet leaves and black tea.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, earth, tobacco leaf, green vegetables, spices, black tea, bitter herbs and black pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice surprise coming from Israel. This Marselan is earthy and interesting. Very tangy, spicy and engaging. The aromatic nose makes it fun to smell on for a while.
Needs an hour to open up properly to bring out the tannins, and show good structure. Much better after 3 hours of airtime, so be patient. Would be interesting to see how it evolves in the next couple of years.
The Marselan grape variety is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, and I like both. Interesting stuff.
Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with Brie cheese and olives. Would pair nicely with game meats or lamb dishes.
100% Marselan grapes from the Galilee region, were aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Kosher. Mevushal.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$25. — 15 days ago
Such a nice rose. Have with Asian food or solo. — 5 months ago
Beautiful blend from France! Love how easy drinking it is alone and pairs great with food. Very balanced! Fruity, medium bodied, light on tannins so not super dry.
24.99 at wine cellar — 6 months ago
Excellent. — 8 days ago
Loved this very drinkable blend of red goodness! Sold out fast - July 2020 bottle of the month. From one of Coopers Hawk’s somms, the varietals include: “Bold and dark, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Unites States serves as the framework for this blend. This, along with other dark grapes like Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, and Zinfandel comprise 78% of the blend. The French grapes all come from the warm Rhône Valley, which is known for producing rich, spicy wines. A combination of Syrah, Grenache, and Marselan complete the blend at 22%.” — 20 days ago
The only wine made from Montepeloso in 2017, all the top fruit was used for the level A Quo and with a triumphing result and plenty of revenue for a modest investment. Ripe yet fresh red and black fruit with an underlying freshness, floral aromas and a dimensional complexity brought by toast, spice, warm rocks and a savory meatiness. Expanding fruit on the palate in casing of fresh acidity and a solid yet soft grip from the ripe tannins. Offensive yet integrated alcohol and balanced act throughout the finish. Quite unusual blend 30% Montepulciano, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 %Sangiovese, 10% Marselan, 10% Alicante — 5 months ago