Hello Harry, shavua tov!
After what was a crazy and very busy week (wineries trip in the north, visited 5 wineries there + 2 in the judean hills on Thursday and Friday, the Sommelier Expo and cherry on top, I've lost my voice), this was a rather quiet weekend with a few nice wines including a true shocker.
Teperberg, Terra, Malbec 2011: I wanted to introduce this amazing QPR wine to some friends visiting from France and as always, it didn't disappoint.
Or Haganuz, "David", Namura, Cabernet Franc 2010: I couldn't believe it. Tasted blind I would have said "Bordeaux", and quite a fine one. I never was a fan of Or Haganuz winery, having tasted very few of its wines that were really worthy of attention. But this one is a game changer. Aged for 18 months in french oak barrels. Dark royal purple with on the nose a distinct note of barnyard funk accompanying so nicely notes of ripe raspberries, tobacco and toasted oak. Medium to full-bodied with a silky mouth-feel, the palate features more raspberries as well as black cherries, mushrooms and loamy dirt, spices, a touch of green bell peeper, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate covered cherries and more red fruit lingering on the long finish with bracing acid and integrating tannins. Well-done, very impressive!
GHW, Golan, Cabernet Sauvignon 2011: Nicely drinking as always, solid.