Pinchas L wrote:Hi Harry,
Asif Classique 2009 - This wine is a blend consisting of 69% Semillion and 31% Sauvignon Blanc. The Semillion is coming into its own, shaping this wine into one that is round, devoid of sharp angular edges, featuring pleasant notes of apples and pears. In the background, the contributions of the Sauvignon Blanc are clearly felt, displaying notes of citrus and cut grass. Overall, this wine has progressed nicely from the previous time I had did, though I still don't sense much complexity, which might yet be forthcoming. 13.5% AbV. B-/**/Y
Hagafen Prix Pinot Noir Fagan Creek Block 38 2005 - The wine shows an abundance of cherry cola flavors on a thin bed of oak. It never quite developed the complexity to justify its reserve classification, nor does it hint at the potential of a Pinot Noir. Regretfully, I've stocked up on Hagafen's reserve Pinot Noir, and I must now work my way through my stash. This is not bad wine, but the pleasure diminishes as it becomes monotonous. C+/*/N
Grading for quality: A - marvellous, B - good/intriguing, C - mediocre/uninspiring, D - subjectively flawed, F - objectively flawed
Grading for value: *** - it's a steal, ** - it's a reasonable deal, * - you've been robbed
Indication of further interest: Y - would purchase again, N - no desire to purchase more
Jonathan K wrote:Alas, I have been hoping for the Prix Pinots to come around and this is not an encouraging tasting note. I will open one soon and let you know my take. To this point I have been disappointed.
Gabriel Geller wrote:Ok. Here I disagree with both of you Dave & Sam. IMHO the 09 Yarden Syrah still a young child and will cellar well for quite a few years, 2017-18 perhaps longer.
David Raccah wrote:Sam - you really think the 2009 Yarden Syrah is drink now? WOW! In Israel a few months ago that wine was nice and drinkable - but not going anywhere in the next two or three years. Though, I will agree that it is not a wine for cellaring.
Harry J wrote:Hi; had a strange experience. Two bottles that were opened a week ago and didn't enjoy -segals fusion 2012 found enjoyable. And binyamina bin shiraz was still alive. Strange indeed. H
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