|Cabernet Sauvignon 'Sp. Selection'
4/99. Bought locally, May-98 for $23.
Tzora (a Kibbutz, not far from Jerusalem) is one of the pioneering boutique wineries in Israel. Their 'regular' cuvee became popular as a house wine in many restaurants around here.
We opened this "Special Selection" to accompany a week-day dinner.
COLOR: Dark violet-red, normal for an Israeli Cab. Slight clearing around the rim.
NOSE: Relatively complex and rich, with fine and far from simpleton fruity aromas. Very nice indeed.
TASTE: A bit soft on the palate but very tasty and nicely balanced with good black fruits and winyness. Could use some more acidity for structure but otherwise quite interesting and enjoyable.
LENGTH: Nothing much there.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Perceived as light weight in spite of its alcohol content. Nice and smooth texture, good fruit, soft tannins and weak acidity. All in all quite balanced though in a minor sort of way.
OVERALL: Very-good-plus. A nice surprise but not for the long haul.
|MARK: 16.5/20.||BUY MORE? Maybe.|
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