Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Barkan 2011 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon (Israel)

Barkan 2011 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon, $11.99-$13.99, 86 points, appeared chameleon in color, turning first ruby red then pinkish purple, and finally a bland rosewood red with a thin clear rim, depending how you looked at it.
The subtle toasty black currant/plum aroma was pleasant.
Almost full bodied with good acidity and medium tannin.
Flavors were a bit green and overpowering, almost too much tart grape-skin, but the minty eucalyptus was interesting.
Finished fair with tart pomegranate, spice, plum notes, and almost no notice of the 13% alcohol.


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