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TNR - Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006

by Z Spigelman » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:52 am

Hi Daniel.
Have you tasted the Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006 and how does it compare to the 2005?
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Re: TNR - Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006

by Daniel Rogov » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:09 am

Zvi, Hi....

Following are my most recent tasting notes for the 2005 and 2006 Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve.


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Barkan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, 2005: Reflecting its 20 months in some new, some old American, French and Hungarian barriques with an overlay of spicy wood, showing mouth-coating tannins and with a relatively high alcohol content (15.5%), one might expect this full-bodied red to be somewhat overpowering. Happily however the elements come together nicely, opening to show a solid base of blackcurrants and black and red berries, those with appealing bittersweet notes that linger nicely on the finish. Drink now-2011. Score 88. K

Barkan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, 2006: Garnet-red, medium- to full-bodied, developing in French and American oak and showing near-sweet tannins opening to reveal raspberry, currant and earthy minerals leading to a medium-long finish. Drink now-2011. Score 87. K
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Re: TNR - Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006

by Z Spigelman » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:51 am

Thanks Daniel.
We finished our 12 bottles of the 2005 a few months ago. We will try the 2006 - hopefully it will be as good.
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Re: TNR - Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006

by Jan Schultink » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:53 pm

I had a chance to taste the 2005 tonight:

2005 Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Kosher - Israel, Galilee (10/6/2009)
Deep purple starting to turn red. Meaty nose. Cassis and cherries on a smooth background of fine tannins, lively acidity and (generous) toasted oak (spicy/cedary at opening turning more vanilla/espresso later on). A moderately long finish with espresso flavors and mint. A quality wine with "something missing" to excite. Almost as if it were made of grapes from too many different sources, "averaging out" its raw character/personality... (89 pts.)
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The label list an alcohol content of 14% and not 15.5%.

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