Time for #MerlotThursday. Here is a tasty one from Israel.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.
Pretty nose of blueberries, black currants, plums, sweet cherries, wood, licorice, spices, vanilla, earth, light vegetables, milk chocolates, black pepper and tobacco.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine tannins and tangy cranberries.
This Israeli Petite Syrah /Merlot blend is very enjoyable now. Spicy and elegant with lots of fruits. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
This five year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
Good right out of the bottle and gets more complexity as it opens up (30 minutes). Right out of the bottle, it reminds me of an elegant Napa Bordeaux blend. After two hours in a decanter, it changes somewhat, and it feels more like a right Bank Bordeaux.
A very interesting wine, and nice as a sipping wine to enjoy with friends and talk about.
This series is not produced every year. This is bottle number 50 out of 2,500 produced.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a triple cream Brie cheese, and crackers.
A blend of Merlot, Petite Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 24 months in New French Oak barrels. Kosher and delicious.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$85. — 4 days ago
Absolutely awesome! — a day ago
a cheap sauvignon blanc from tabor ecological vineyard whice resides beneth tabor mountain in the north of israel(Galilee)
read in wine-view.com that it's a catch so fetched 2 🍾
pale green with skinny legs 👀
👃 it straight out of a regular refrigerator (4 Celsius) overwhelming guava smell jumped out of the bottle. as it got hotter in the 🍷honeysuckle and lemon zest joined the party.
medium + body
medium + acidity
lemon and grapefruit on the front, tropics mid palate and hints of bitterness and chopped green leaves varaiety finishing this juicy 👄
medium - 🎯
balanced and complex.
amazing vfm (50 nis)
had it on it's own this time.
brought a bottle to a rich homemade buffet and before I could properly taste it the bottle was empty. i believe it will work with almost everything. ask tim hanni. — 14 days ago
So smooth and sweet, a really nice glass. — 3 days ago
Full body with dark color.
Syrah spice up the Cabernet and give it a very unique taste. — 9 days ago
second feldstein bottle from a threesome.
fermented in bourgogne marsena barrels (old and new).
malolactic fermentation was stopped.
the wine was oaked for a year.
gorgeous transparent light green 👀
mostly grapefruit, pear and hints of fireworks👃
medium plus body.
grapefruit, some lemon oil and tropical hints 👄
light pleasant medium minus spikey 🎯
yes please. complex, balanced and so fulfilling.
excelent vfm (90 nis as part of threesome).
paired lovely with another dairy based holiday meal. blue 🧀, matured cheese, assorted quiches, tuna salad, baked salmon and all the rest, it fills the gaps.
looking forward for the last bottle. — a month ago