Yossie Horwitz wrote:I have been hearing great things about this wine from a number of enthusiastic forum members but to date, nobody has posted an actual tasting note for this wine. I have one bottle resting in my cellar from its travels from Israel and would appreciate an actual note from one of the many members who have tasted it recently if possible?
David Raccah wrote:For my friends - I will post outside my blog - ore to come on this soon. Some will argue the score, ignore that and concentrate on the joy and happiness that is the nose.
Kinor David 8 year KPort - Score: B++ to A-
Personally, I love this wine more than the 10 year port as it is more ethereal and captivating like the sherry. It is NOT a port, please do not approach this wine looking for a huge body or a wine that can handle dark chocolate cake. This is a wine that is more of an aperitif or one that would pair perfectly with an apple cobbler or a cherry pie. The nose on this wine is equally unique and ethereal, though not as massively intoxicating as the sherry. The nose starts off with a crazy nose of summer fruit compote, peach, white nectarine, and apricot sweetened compote, along with crazy candied cherry, along with watermelon, and strawberry jam - try to imagine this or better yet - get a bottle! The mouth on this medium bodied sweet wine starts off (fresh from the bottle) blackberry, currant, candied fruit, honey coated pine nuts, nice tannin, along with crazy cedar. Over time the fruit fades with crazy sweet vanilla, chocolate, raspberry jam, marzipan, almond, dried nuts, and dried fruit. The finish is long with rose water blended into an almond cake with sweet fruit compote as a topping.
This is a confounding wine with dark fruit taking front stage in the mouth and finish and then over time giving way to ripe white summer fruits with nuts and dried fruits as the background. Unique as all of David's wines, though this is my preferred KPort of the two.
Yossie Horwitz wrote:I have the 8 year old. I will be visiting Edri at the winery on my next trip, hopefully within 2-3 months.
Yaakov B wrote:Unfortunately I haven't tasted it yet, so I cant really comment.
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