Yossie H wrote:Hope to see some forumites at Sommelier on Monday!
I accidentally broke a bottle of Recanati Cabernet Franc Reserve 2006. I was looking forward to open it soon however at ILS 75
Isaac Chavel wrote:Gabriel,You can still find an 06 recanati cab franc? I gues you mean an 08.
Yossie HIssac - I had the Special Reserve 2003 over Sukkot which was past its peak, not the 2005 (which I had originally planned to open).
Pinchas L wrote:Hi Harry,
O'Dwyers Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - This wine grabbed my attention with its well focused nose of grapefruit that followed through on the palate. Its bright acidity is refreshing, yet not overwhelming. On day two, the wine lost some of its focus, but added freshly mown hay to its array of flavors. When compared to Israeli Sauvingon Blanc its bright acidity and citrus profile make it stand out. In comparison to Hagafen's regular bottling, it carries more weight, making it more versatile, pairing better with more dishes. This wine hails from New Zealand's Marlborough country, has a restrained alcohol content of 12.5%, and the version I had is mevushal, though their website states that a non-mevushal kosher version exists. I paid about $16 at Tops. If I can figure out when to drink all the Sauvingon Blanc I have lined up, I will buy some more to see if my initial enthusiasm is sustained.
Galil Mountain Barbera 2007 - The nose displays a nice spiciness, but also betrays its fruit as too ripe for my taste. It is not necessarily a bad wine, but one that highlights some aspects of typical Israeli wines that I do not particularly favor, albeit sans the green flavors: particularly overripe fruit that borders on showing stewed. On the positive side, the wine has a light to medium body, with silky tannin and a restrained oak influence, with mint and herbs throughout. I felt a lack of balance, wondering whether its cause is a fruit profile that does not go well with the rest of the package, or a body that cannot support its alcohol content. I paid about $16 at Tops.
Harry J wrote:PinchasL-a few of us have been dissapointed with the galil barbera 07,perhaps because the 06 was a 91er.
Harry J wrote:PinchasL-a few of us have been dissapointed with the galil barbera 07,perhaps because the 06 was a 91er. h
Isaac C wrote:I had the Terra di Seta Chianti for kiddush, not enjoyable (maybe I got a bad bunch of bottles or something). Drank mostly beer this shabbos - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven La Trappe Dubble and Affligem Dubbel - both were excellent.
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