Aligote Winery

Merlot Red Blend

9.13 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Israel
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

It is time for #MerlotThursday!
Here is a great one from Israel.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, currants, vanilla, wood, spices, pencil lead, black pepper, leather, earth, wet leaves, black tea, vegetables, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, licorice, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, graphite, dark coffee and light vegetables.

Medium plus in finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 7 year old Israeli Merlot is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced with earth notes and chocolates.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly. Shows nice complexity and tannins after 3 hours in the decanter.

Good by itself and better with food.
Reminds me of a 10 year old Right Bank Bordeaux.

I had the 2009 not too long ago and this was just as good. Very tasty and enjoyable. Peaking now and will be good in the next 5 years.

Thank you David and Elvira for sharing this with me. I paired it with cheeses, crackers, nuts and dried fruits.

100% Merlot grapes are hand-picked and aged for 14 months in oak barrels. Not kosher.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$25.

It is time for #MerlotThursday!
Here is a great one from Israel.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, currants, vanilla, wood, spices, pencil lead, black pepper, leather, earth, wet leaves, black tea, vegetables, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, licorice, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, graphite, dark coffee and light vegetables.

Medium plus in finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 7 year old Israeli Merlot is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced with earth notes and chocolates.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly. Shows nice complexity and tannins after 3 hours in the decanter.

Good by itself and better with food.
Reminds me of a 10 year old Right Bank Bordeaux.

I had the 2009 not too long ago and this was just as good. Very tasty and enjoyable. Peaking now and will be good in the next 5 years.

Thank you David and Elvira for sharing this with me. I paired it with cheeses, crackers, nuts and dried fruits.

100% Merlot grapes are hand-picked and aged for 14 months in oak barrels. Not kosher.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$25.

Jan 31st, 2019
"Odedi"

It's time for #MerlotThursday. Here is a beautiful one from Israel.

Ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Interesting nose of blueberries, black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, vanilla, licorice, oak, dark chocolates, dark coffee, spices, earth, vegetables, wet leaves, light bell pepper, leather, vinaigrette, light mold and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked blueberries, oak, vanilla, cloves, black pepper, coffee, tobacco leaf, earth, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, wet rocks and vinaigrette.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This 10 year old Israeli Merlot, is still drinking very nicely now, although it was better a few years ago.

Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel, but showing it's age. At a blind tasting I would call this a twenty-year-old right Bank Bordeaux.

Way better after 3 hours in a decanter, when it shows some tannins and complexity.

This is a wine to drink with friends and talk about. Very enjoyable with its elegance and complexity.

Grapes are hand-picked and aged for 14 months in Oak barrels. A very small production of less than a thousand bottles.

Thank you, David and Elvira for sharing this with me.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$25.

It's time for #MerlotThursday. Here is a beautiful one from Israel.

Ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Interesting nose of blueberries, black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, vanilla, licorice, oak, dark chocolates, dark coffee, spices, earth, vegetables, wet leaves, light bell pepper, leather, vinaigrette, light mold and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked blueberries, oak, vanilla, cloves, black pepper, coffee, tobacco leaf, earth, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, wet rocks and vinaigrette.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This 10 year old Israeli Merlot, is still drinking very nicely now, although it was better a few years ago.

Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel, but showing it's age. At a blind tasting I would call this a twenty-year-old right Bank Bordeaux.

Way better after 3 hours in a decanter, when it shows some tannins and complexity.

This is a wine to drink with friends and talk about. Very enjoyable with its elegance and complexity.

Grapes are hand-picked and aged for 14 months in Oak barrels. A very small production of less than a thousand bottles.

Thank you, David and Elvira for sharing this with me.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$25.

Jan 18th, 2019
Dima Podpolny

Dima had this 4 years ago

Dima had this 4 years ago

May 1st, 2017