Hi Harry! Shavua Tov!
Teperberg, Terra, Malbec 2009: Deep, almost black purple with plenty of crushed forest fruits and spicy oak on the nose, full-bodied with on the palate black and red currants as well as fresh and slightly sour bramble followed spicy vanilla and chocolate covered coffee beans lingering for quite a little while with silky tannins on the long finish. I liked this wine very much, a lot more than the first time I tasted it about a year ago, a good value. Btw the 2010 vintage I tasted at the Raanana festival last June is also very good. I was very happy that one of the participants at the table, my host' daughter who usually never drink wine decided to take a sip and said "wow! I really feel the forest fruits!" Brought back to my mind memories from my own first experiences a long time ago...
Katlav, Wadi 2009: Hard for me to believe that I haven't posted yet about this wine which I've first tasted at Jerusalem festival and had since several times. A classic Bordeaux-blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, very similar to the Castel Grand Vin but with a much more distinctive Israeli character. Dark garnet towards purple with on the nose ripe, almost jammy blackberries, raspberries and toasty oak. Full-bodied with on the palate ripe blackberries, raspberries and currants followed by bittersweet chocolate, sweet cedar wood and soft tannins on a surprisingly short (relatively) finish. Just to be clear: I really like this wine a lot but the surprisingly short length of the finish is IMHO its clear downside.
Hafner, Late Harvest Chardonnay 2009: The leftover of the same bottle from 2 weeks ago and still drinking well.