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TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

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TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by David Raccah » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:49 pm

Hello Daniel,

Do you have any recent notes (I am sure you do) on these wines:

2004 Galil Mountain Winery Syrah Yiron
2005 Galil Mountain Winery Syrah Yiron
2004 Golan Heights Winery Syrah Single Vineyard Kosher Ortal Vineyard
2007 Tishbi Organic Sirah

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Re: TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by Daniel Rogov » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:57 pm

David, Hi....

Following are my current tasting notes for the wines in question.

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Galil Mountain, Syrah, Yiron, 2004: Dark royal purple with orange and green reflections, opening with a rich fruity and floral nose. Full-bodied, with bold but soft tannins integrating nicely with spicy wood and showing black fruits, dusty wood and light meaty and earthy overlays. Long and deep. Drink now. Score 91. K

Galil Mountain, Syrah, Yiron, 2005: Dark, almost inky-garnet in color, medium- to full-bodied, with fine balance between soft tannins, spicy wood and fruits. On first attack raspberries and chocolate, those yielding to blackberries, currants and a rich floral note. On the long finish the tannins rise along with fruits and an appealing hint of red licorice. Drink now–2013. Score 91. K

Golan Heights Winery, Syrah, Ortal Vineyard, Yarden, 2004: One of the two very best Syrah wines ever in Israel, both by the Golan Heights Winery. Extraordinarily deep ruby, full-bodied, with near-sweet tannins integrating nicely with spicy wood. Opens with a burst of almost jammy raspberries and kirsch liqueur, those yielding to blackberry, cherry and plum fruits. In the background generous hints of anise and Oriental spices and a hint of freshly tanned leather. Drink now–2018. Score 94. K

Tishbi, Syrah, Organic, Limited Edition, Estate, 2007: Garnet with a robe of royal purple, reflecting its five months in oak with medium body and soft tannins, opens with berry and cherry flavors, those parting to make way for red plums and light overlays of mocha and cinnamon that linger nicely. Lively acidity makes this an easy wine to pair with food. Drink now-2013. Score 89. K
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Re: TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by David Raccah » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:04 pm

Thanks Daniel.

Has the 2004 Galil Yiron Syrah slipped since you first tasted it? Just wondering if the score slipped as well, as I thought it hit a 92. Also, the Tishbi Organic has a slipped a bit too. I hope I did not miss too much :-)

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Re: TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by Daniel Rogov » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:20 pm

David, Hi...

Checking barrel tasting, advance tasting and several re-tastings since the wine was released, it seems to have held its own rather nicely. If there is a difference in one point, chalk that up to different tasting dates. No significant difference in that however.

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Re: TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by Alek W » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:09 am

Rogov hi,

for the sake completeness, could you also post your most recent TN for Yiron Syrah 2003?

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Re: TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by Daniel Rogov » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:03 am

Alek, Hi....

Tasting notes for the 2003 holds firmly.

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Galil Mountain,Syrah, Yiron, 2003: Full-bodied, showing soft tannins with just enough grip to catch the attention, those yielding nicely to light spicy wood. Dark garnet in color, aromatic, with blackberries, purple plums and hints of white pepper and chocolate as well as a light meaty-earthy sensation that comes in on the round and comfortably medium-long finish. Drink now. Score 91. K
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Re: TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by Elie Poltorak » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:30 am

As I just posted on the weekend thread, I had the '04 Ortal Syrah over shabos and it was phenomenal. Despite being 7 years old, it is only beginning to open up and has many more years ahead of it before it reaches its full potential.

I look forward to tasting the "other" best syrah from Israel--the '07 Yonatan--as I just got a bottle from Israel. Perhaps this coming shabos.
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Re: TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by Jon Tabak » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:23 am

Hi Elie,

If it's anything like the Yonaton Cab, it's going to need some time.

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Re: TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by Elie Poltorak » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:26 pm

Jon Tabak wrote:Hi Elie,

If it's anything like the Yonaton Cab, it's going to need some time.

Jon


You're right, but curiosity gets the better of me, so I'd like to taste a bottle anyway to know what to expect further down the road. I wonder if it's as sweet as the cab...
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Re: TNR for Galil Yiron Syrahs...

by Alexander F » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:14 am

There are so many new SVs from GHW, I got lost with all these names, it's time they update their website with all these wines, REALLY!

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