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. — 9 months ago
A little funky and dry with very ripe brambley, cooking spice flavors — a year ago
Smooth delicious red not available at LCBO? Eating at Mythos with Robin — a year ago
Good length and flavor, quality shown here. — 5 years ago
My first Greek wine. I love my ouzo still. Don't like mythos beer. Loving Greece and Greek and their anarchist ways. And tarmasalata and skordalia 😋
Light and pale green(ish) 👁️
Whole citrusy (fruit, pith and Peel) with some noted maturity of 🧀 ,olive brine And seasalt. And Some freshly chopped green herbs close by 👃
It screams: I'm complex!
High acidity attack.
Then this assorted citrus variety with the herbs on the side. Many layers of taste come with sweetness and bitterness hints coming and going 👄
Long and pleasent 🎯
This is next level shit.
Paired well with my baby's simple quinoa with added tahini and shug (Yemen chilly sauce).
Plain oysters or grilled fish/seafood would be more appropriate.
Not on the cheap side (119 nis) for my usual white allowance but this is from better territory so good vfm.
More like this please.... — a year ago
Perfect balance. Great wine . "Ora pois, pois" — 3 years ago