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TN: 2001 Chateau Golan “Eliad”


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TN: 2001 Chateau Golan “Eliad”

zin1953 | Dec 28, 2008 11:28 PM

2001 Chateau Golan “Eliad” (Golan, Israel): This is a somewhat confusing wine, at least at first appearance – the label speaks of all five Bordeaux varietals, yet the website describes the wine as being a blend of 84 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 percent Merlot, and six percent Syrah. A quick email to the winery, and it’s the website that counts. Confusing, at best. Medium-deep garnet in color, clean and clear; the bouquet is not necessarily recognizable as Cabernet Sauvignon, per se, but is quite nice nevertheless, with red and black fruits, some white pepper, and a touch of vanilla and spice; on the palate, the wine is smooth and supple, flavorful, and actually quite good indeed . . . just not necessarily Cabernet. (14% abv)


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