Thursday, April 10, 2014

Segal's 2011 Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Israel)

Segal's 2011 Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, $18.99-$20.99, 89 points, had a bright ruby appearance with two thin rings around the glass rim: an orange purple transitional ring and a customary clear one at the glass wall.
Earthy perfume, candied red cherry, and blueberry on the nose were very good.
The medium-plus body with fair to good acidity and mild-plus tannin (textually a bit rough) carried the aroma onto the palate perfectly, but black currant and pomegranate flavors arrived late palate and trailed deep into the fair finish of gentle spice notes and a hint of the 13.5% alcohol.


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1 comment:

  1. Today is May 21, and I just read this review and was confused for more than one reason, but this wine reviewer made this comment in the NHUL paper: "The flavor profile is herbaceous and herbal with some all notes (sic) in the background as well. . .83 points."
    Even Cellar Tracker (I've always thought their average scores were usually low) gave this wine an average of 87 points. I'm incredulous!
    I know: subjective, but I'm unconvinced that there is no consensus as to good wine or a bad wine, and as SH would say: 83 points: trash wine!